Claudius, 41-54. As (Copper, 29 mm, 11.54 g, 6 h), Rome, 50-54. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P Bare head of Claudius to left. Rev. LIBERTAS AVGVSTA / S - C Libertas, draped, standing front, head to right, holding pileus in her right hand and extending her left. BMC 204. Cohen 47. RIC 113. A wonderful coin with a splendid portrait and a most delicate rendering of Libertas. Sharply struck and with a magnificent glossy green patina. Good extremely fine.
From the collection of Yves Gunzenreiner.
It is rare to find bronze coins that combine pristine condition with magnificent style and beautiful patination. This is such a case: the overall quality of the coin and its patina is only surpassed by the unparalleled elegance of the die engraving. As such, it is certainly among the best examples of this type known.