Claudius minerva As

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  1. ro1974

    ro1974 Well-Known Member

    Emperor, Claudius
    Year, 41-42A
    10.17.g/28.5 mm

    OBV: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP.
    Bare head left

    REV: Minerva striding right brandishing javelin in right, shield on left arm
    S.C flanking low across field

    RIC I 100, SRCV I 1861,BMCRE I 149.
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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Very well centered and high detailed coin. Here's my "not as nice" Claudius.

    Claudius7.jpg
    CLAUDIUS AE As
    OBVERSE: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG PM TR P IMP P P, bare head left.
    REVERSE: Minerva advancing right, holding shield and brandishing a javelin, S-C across fields
    Struck at Rome, 50-4AD
    10.5G, 25MM
    RIC 116
     
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  4. ro1974

    ro1974 Well-Known Member

    Thats a nice one too:happy: thanks for posting.
     
  5. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Very nice coins folks, especially the OP

    Bing, stylewise, yours looks much more like a produce of a branch mint, just like mine does (although it's a CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI reverse)

    Look here for a thread at Forvm where the subject has been debated some time ago : http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=65318.0

    Q
     
  6. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    You may be correct. I have another Claudius coin which we have discussed here as being from a Spanish mint:
    Claudius2_opt.jpg
    CLAUDIUS AE As
    OBVERSE: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TRP IMP P P - Bare head left
    REVERSE: CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI - Constantia standing left, raising hand and holding spear; S C across fields
    Struck at Spain, 42/3AD
    12.7g, 25mm
    RIC111, BMC201, S1858
     
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  7. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    Lovely coins, one and all!
     
  8. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    That's a nice one too. Here is mine

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    Claudius, As produced at a "branch mint", AD 41-42
    TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, Bare head of Claudius left
    CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI, Constantia helmeted standing left holding spear, SC in field
    10,84 gr
    Ref : RCV #1857, Cohen #14

    Q
     
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  9. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    Very intense bust on that last coin, Q. Beautiful!
     
  10. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    If you ask me Q, the "branch mint" bust design is far superior to the Rome mint portraits.
     
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  11. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Agreed. But official busts have their own "charm"

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    Claudius, Dupondius TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, head left
    CERES AVGVSTA, Ceres, veiled and draped, seated left on ornamental throne, holding two corn-ears and a long torch, S C in exergue.
    11,20 gr
    Ref : RCV # 1855, RIC # 94

    Q
     
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  12. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    Yummy, ro1974 ... that's a fantastic new score (congrats)

    Holy schmokes!! => you guys are bringin' out the big guns!! (beautiful examples!!)

    Claudius, eh? ... well, I can add-in a couple of round objects ...

    => I have my beautiful "fake" and I have my sweet desert-dawg!! (similar to Bing's example)

    My infamous 19th/20th century "cast forgery" (man, too bad, eh?) ...
    => yup, this baby failed when it visited David Sear's California Ranch


    claudiusa.jpg claudiusb.jpg


    My sweet desert-dawg
    Claudius a.jpg Claudius b.jpg
     
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  13. ro1974

    ro1974 Well-Known Member

    Wow super 10
     
  14. ro1974

    ro1974 Well-Known Member

    I shall tomorow post more coins
     
  15. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES!

    i'd love to have a big claudius like those...nice coins folks.
     
  16. Okidoki

    Okidoki Well-Known Member

    nice again my coinfriend :D
     
  17. ro1974

    ro1974 Well-Known Member

    Thanks coin friends:cigar:
     
  18. IdesOfMarch01

    IdesOfMarch01 Well-Known Member

    I'm curious to hear more about why you like the branch mint bust design more than the Rome design. For example, is it because the bust itself is larger and occupies more of the obverse non-legend space? Or does the artistic style look better to you? Or some other reasons?

    I've generally found the "imperial" mints' portraits to be more artistic than those from most/all of the so-called "branch" mints. This OP Claudius is no exception, and appears (to my eye) to be more nuanced and artfully rendered than the branch mint coin shown above. In particular, I find the OP Claudius portrait to be one of the better Rome mint portraits; its style is better than many asses from this period.

    But I'd like to hear more about how the branch mint portraits appeal to you.
     
  19. ro1974

    ro1974 Well-Known Member

    I think you have Rome coins and provincials coins from claudius, iff you that means
     
  20. ancientnut

    ancientnut Well-Known Member

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    Here's my Claudius as, purchased in Triton XVII about a year ago. I have consigned it back to CNG and now they are going to put it in an e-auction instead of a public sale...not too happy about that!
     

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  21. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I guess to each his own. But what appeals to me is the design. They seem to show better detail in the face. And they don't seem to stop at the head. The detail continues down onto the neck. I find that I like Spanish minted Claudius portraits.
     
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