Gold Aureus struck during the reign of Claudius in 41 or 42 AD, Ancient Roman Empire. Minted by Rome. Claudius, thanks largely to his weak constitution and continual illnesses, was overlooked in the plotting for the throne. He was apparently found hiding in the palace after the assasination of Gaius, and expected to be killed not raised to emperor. His name, Germanicus, appears on this coin, it was only used at the beginning of his reign.

Obverse Description

Laureate head of Claudius facing right; around, TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERM PM TR P

Reverse Description

Constantia seated on curile chair facing left, her feet on a stool; around, CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI

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