Denarius of Claudius

Obverse: Laureate bust of Claudius, right. Text around TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG P M TR P. Reverse: Winged Nemesis advancing right, lifting with her right hand the border of her robe to her face and holds out a winged caduceus with her left hand down to a serpent that is before her feet and is moving forwards. Text around PACI AVGVSTAE. History: Nemesis is depicted … Continue reading Denarius of Claudius

Denarius of Caligula

Obverse: Bare head of Caligula (Gaius) right. Text around C CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR POT COS . Reverse: Radiate head of Divus Augustus right, flanked by two six-rayed stars. History: Upon the death of Tiberius on the 16th of March, 37 AD, the commander of the praetorian guard, a man named Macro, insured the smooth succession of Caligula to the imperial throne. The … Continue reading Denarius of Caligula

Aureus of Claudius

Obverse: Laureate bust of Claudius right. Text around TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG PM TR P VI IMP XI (IMP XI – imperator eleven times refers to Claudius’ victories in Britain). Reverse: DE BRITANN on architrave of triumphal arch surmounted by equestrian statue of Claudius riding left between two trophies (groups of shields and armour). Claudius is extending his right hand and holds a spear in … Continue reading Aureus of Claudius

Denarius of Julius Caesar (postumous)

Obverse: Wreathed head of Julius Caesar right, lituus behind, text to right DIVI IVLI Reverse: Bull-calf walking left, Q VOCONIVS above, VITVLVS in exergue. History: This postumous coin was struck by the moneyer Quintus Voconius Vitulus. This coin is dedicated to Julius Caesar who was assassinated in 44 BC. Caesar was deified after a senate resolution in 42 BC and this is shown in the … Continue reading Denarius of Julius Caesar (postumous)