Gold Coin Of The Week

Claudius – Aureus, gold (41-54 C.E., finest known)

Claudius, 41-54 AD. Gold Aureus (7.79 g), Rome mint, struck 41-42 AD. Head of Claudius right, wearing oak wreath. Reverse: Legend in three lines, within oak wreath; EX SC / OB CIVES / SERVATOS. RIC 15; C. 34; BMCRE 16; Von Kaenel 149 (this coin). With a remarkably fine and elegant early portrait. A splendid coin — one of the finest aurei of Claudius in existence! Rare. NGC graded Uncirculated. Millennia, 86


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