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Roma Numismatics Ltd > Auction XVIIIAuction date: 29 September 2019
Lot number: 754

Lot description:

Claudius I AR Didrachm of Caesarea-Eusebia, Cappadocia. Struck circa AD 43-48. TI•CLAVD•CAESAR AVG GERM [P M TR P], laureate head left / Emperor holding eagle-tipped sceptre, driving slow quadriga right; car decorated with Victory standing right, DE BRITANNIS in exergue. RIC 122; RPC I 3625; Sydenham, Caesarea 55; BMCRE 237-239. 7.45g, 21mm, 11h.

Good Extremely Fine; minor metal flaws. Rare.

From the collection of an antiquarian, Bavaria c. 1960s-1990s.

The reverse of this rare type celebrates the victories Claudius won in Britannia, for which the Senate bestowed upon him the title 'Brittanicus'.

Estimate: 2000 GBP