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Lot 2360

Claudius, AD 41-54. AR Cistophorus (11.43 g) minted at Ephesus, c. AD 50-51. Jugate busts left of Claudius and Agrippina II. Reverse: Diana of Ephesus facing. RIC 119; BMC 231; C. 1. Rare

Cistophori of this series are never encountered in high grade. This being one of the finest extant. Nicely toned; Nearly Extremely Fine with excellent portraits.

Agrippina II married Claudius, her uncle, in AD 49; this coin commemorates their union. Additionally, Agripina II was the sister of Gaius (Caligula) and the mother of Nero.
Estimated Value $8,000 - 9,000.
Ex Bruun Rasmussen 764 (12 XII 2006), lot 5700.

Realized $12,650

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