Tetradrachm of Claudius

Title

Tetradrachm of Claudius

Inventory Number

DN 107

Materials

Billon

Weight

4.16 g

Diameter

25 mm

Mint

Alexandria in Egypt

Description

Obverse: laureate head of Claudius, r. Legend: ΤΙ ΚΛΑVΔΙ ΚΑΙΣ ΣΕΒΑ ΓΕΡΜΑΝΙ ΑVΤΟΚ(Ρ); Lς (year 6) very worn before the neck. Reverse: Messalina veiled, standing , l. She holds two small figures and corn stalks, leaning on column. Legend: ΜΕΣΣΑΛΙΝΑ ΚΑΙΣ ΣΕΒΑΣ.

Date

45/46 AD

Archaeometric Analyses

ToF-SISMS (time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry); XPS (X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy); EDX (energy dispersive x-ray analysis).

Bibliography

Comparisons

RPC I, no. 5164; BMC, Alexandria and the Nomes, no. 75; Dattari, no. 129; Emmett, no. 74.

Files

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Date Added
January 29, 2018
Collection
Roman Coins
Item Type
Ancient Coin
Citation
“Tetradrachm of Claudius,” Diniacopoulos Coin Collection, accessed August 21, 2018, https://diniacopoulos.omeka.net/items/show/26.