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June 2, 2023
Claudius Collectible Roman Reproduction
Aureus of Claudius Gold-plated Coin
This coin depicts the Triumphal Arch of Claudius built in Rome and celebrates the conquest of Britain.
Obverse: Bust of Claudius. The text IMP XI at the end of the inscription refers to Claudius's II victories in Britain.
Reverse: DE BRITANN on a triumphal arch with Claudius riding between two groups of shields and armour.
At the assassination of Caligula in January 41 AD, Claudius fled and hid behind on of the curtains in the palace. He was discovered by the Praetorian Guard who declared him emperor. The senate held our against Claudius for two days, before finally accepting him as the emperor too.
3/4" gold-plated coin, free Rome postcard included with coin.
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