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Nero Claudius Drusus Sestertius
Superb River Patina


Nero Claudius Drusus. Died 9 BC. Æ Sestertius (37mm, 27.30 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Claudius, AD 42-43. NERO • CLAVDIVS DRVSVS GERMANICVS IMP, bare head left / TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P • IMP • P • P, Claudius, bareheaded and togate, seated left on curule chair, holding out branch in right hand and resting left hand on lap; around the chair are scattered arms–spears, shields, cuirass, helmet; S C in exergue. RIC I 109 (Claudius); von Kaenel Type 72; BMCRE 208-211a (Claudius); BN 198-203 (Claudius). EF, red-brown and tan river patina. Struck on a broad flan. Amazing details and surfaces.

Ex Triton XIX (4 January 2016), lot 490.