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Aureus (Coin) Portraying Nero Claudius Drusus

A work made of gold.
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Date:

41-45, issued by Claudius (Tiberius Claudius Nero)

Artist:

Roman, minted in Rome

About this artwork

Obverse: Head of Nero Claudius Drusus left, laureate
Inscribed: NERO CLAVDIVS DRVSVS GERMANICVS IMP
Reverse: Equestrian statue atop triumphal arch, trophies and prisoners at each corner
Inscribed: DE GERM

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Nero Claudius Drusus

Place

Roman Empire (Minted in)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

41 CE–45 CE

Medium

Gold

Inscriptions

Obverse: NERO CLAVDIVS DRVSVS GERMANICVS IMP "Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus Imperator" Reverse: DE GERM (above and across lintel of arch) "From Germany"

Dimensions

Diam.: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

1922.4858

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