AE Sestertius 36mm. 27.30g. Rome Mint Struck under Claudius, 41-42 A.D.
Bare head of Nero Claudius Drusus, l.
NERO CLAVDIVS DRVSVS GERMANICVS IMP
Claudius, bare-headed and togate, seated l. on curule chair, r. hand holding out branch; miscellaneous weapons and armor lying around; In ex.: SC
TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P
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EF. Well centered medallic strike. Sharp details with exceptional eye appeal. Brown patina. Light smoothing in fields from expert conservation.
Though never an Emperor, Nero Claudius Drusus was an accomplished general. He was also brother of Tiberius, father to emperor Claudius and general Germanicus, paternal grandfather of Caligula, and maternal great-grandfather of Nero.