Nero Claudius Drusus, Gold Aureus

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.

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


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