Nero Claudius Drusus, Gold Aureus

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Nero Claudius Drusus, Gold Aureus

Nero Claudius Drusus (brother of Tiberius, father of Germanicus), Gold Aureus. Mint of Rome (?), struck A.D. 41-5. NERO CLAVDIVS DRVSVS GERMANICVS IMP, laureate head facing left, rev. DE - GE - R - MA - NIS, vexillum between two crossed oblong shields, together with two pairs of spears and trumpets also crossed, 7.71g., 3h (RIC 73; Calicó 317a (this coin); Biaggi 182; BMC 104; C 5). A beautiful example, with a portrait of fine style and an attractive reddish tone, extremely fine and rare.

Provenance:
Ex Bank Leu, Auction 48, 10 May 1989, lot 315
Ex William H. Williams Collection, Numismatica Ars Classica, Auction 31, 26 October 2005, lot 18

AM00130

£37,500
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