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828521. Sold For $9750

Claudius. AD 41-54. AR Cistophorus (27mm, 11.12 g, 7h). Pergamum mint. Struck AD 41-42. Bare head right / Distyle temple enclosing standing facing figures of Claudius, holding scepter, being crowned by Fortuna, holding cornucopia. RIC I 120; RPC I 2221; RSC 3. EF, toned.


Erected by the Commune Asiae, the temple of Roma and Augustus represented the divine tribute paid unto Urbs Roma and the Divus Augustus, both honored here on a cistophorus of Pergamum most likely issued to mark Claudius’ accession to the purple.