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Unique ID: WMID-626B77
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published
Complete gold aureus of Claudius (AD41-AD54). Obverse description: Bust, laureate, right. Obverse incription: TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG P M TR P VI IMP XI. Reverse description: SPQR/PP/OB C S in three lines in oak wreath. Coin reference: RIC 40 , BMC 42 (AD46-AD47), Mint of Rome. Mass: 7.56g. Diameter: 19.0mm
The reverse shows the Corona Civica which was awarded to citizens who had saved the lives of Romans. Claudius had saved the lives of many by ending the reign of Caligula. This is a touch ironic as Claudius also dispatched many opponents!
Weight: 7.56 g
Diameter: 19 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st October 2007
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Denomination: Aureus (Republic/Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 2 [41-54]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Head: Claudius, laureate, right
Obverse inscription: TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG P M TR P VI IMP XI
Reverse description: S P Q R/P P/OB C S in three lines in oak wreath
Reverse inscription: See reverse description
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status qualifier: Certain
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.
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