Rome, 42-43 AD. Æ sestertius, 29.8 gr.
Obv: TI•CLAUDIUS•CAESAR•AUG•P•MT•R P IMP•P•P•; laureate head of Claudius to the right.
Rev: EX•SC•P•P OB•CIVES SERVATOS; in four lines within oak wreath.
Ref: RIC I 112; BMC 186. Ex Laurens Schulman 19 (1997), lot 1432.
brown patina orichalcum highlights, a few areas of minor roughness. Choice very fine.
An excellent portrait of the highest artistry.