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Triton XXIV

Lot nuber 124

Divus Claudius. Died AD 54. AV Aureus (18.5mm, 7.79 g, 6h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck under Nero, AD 54-55.

Triton XXIV
Lot: 124.
 Estimated: $ 7 500

Merani Collection – Roman Imperial, Coin-in-Hand Video, Gold

Sold For $ 24 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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Divus Claudius. Died AD 54. AV Aureus (18.5mm, 7.79 g, 6h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck under Nero, AD 54-55. DIVVS CLAVDIVS AVGVSTVS, laureate head left / EX S C in exergue, slow quadriga right, with tensa (car) in form of small temple, showing front, the tensa with pediment like a temple and decorated with two pateras and a lituus, surmounted by four miniature horses, flanked by Victories left and right; on the side and front are figures (Victory and Virtus(?) and wreath). RIC I 4 (Nero); WCN 1; von Kaenel Type 53 (Divus Claudius [Nero] – unlisted dies); Lyon 1 (unlisted dies); Calicó 354 (this coin illustrated); BMCRE 4-5 (Nero); BN 1-2 (Nero); Biaggi 203 (this coin); Jameson –; Mazzini 31. Good VF. Very rare.

From the Peter J. Merani Collection. Ex Berk BBS 146 (29 November 2005), lot 7; Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection (Part II, Sotheby's New York, 21 June 1990), lot 682; Leo Biaggi de Blasys Collection, 203; Henry Platt Hall Collection (Part II, Glendining, 16 November 1950), lot 1024.

The final winners of all Triton XXIV lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 January 2021. This lot is in Session One, which begins 19 January 2021 at 9 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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