Orichalcum Sestertius struck during the reign of the Emperor Claudius between 41 and 54 AD bearing the countermark NCAPR, Ancient Roman Empire. Minted by Rome. Probably struck in the period 41 to about 50 when the letters P P are thought to have been added to the obverse legend. the countermark NCAPR is believed to have been applied during the reign of the Emperor Nero (less likley, Nerva).

Obverse Description

Laureate head of Claudius facing right; around, TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M [TR P] IMP

Reverse Description

Spes standing facing left raising a flower in her right hand; around, SPES [AVGVSTA]; in exergue, SC; countermarked in right field, NCAPR

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