Nero Claudius Drusus, died 9 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.82 g, 1 h), Rome, struck under Claudius, circa 41-45. NERO CLAVDIVS DRVSVS GERMANICVS IMP Laureate head of Nero Claudius Drusus to left. Rev. Triumphal arch surmounted by equestrian statue between two trophies; on architrave DE GERMANIS. BMC 101. Cohen 4. RIC 72. Very rare and undoubtedly among the finest known examples. A magnificent, wonderfully toned coin with a splendid portrait. Good extremely fine.
From the Exceptional Roman Denarii Collection, Ira & Larry Goldberg 80, 3 June 2014, 3112, from the collection of S. C. Markoff, Numismatica Ars Classica 62, 6 October 2011, 2018, ex Numismatica Ars Classica 29, 11 May 2005, 466 and Tkalec, 29 February 2000, 234.
The triumphal arch depicted on the reverse of this wonderful denarius was commissioned by Augustus to commemorate the victories of his beloved stepson in Germania.