A Distinguished Collection of Roman Bronze Coins, the Property of a Gentleman (15 February 2017)

Date of Auction: 15th February 2017

Sold for £500

Estimate: £150 - £200

Roman Imperial Coinage, Drusus, As, Rome, 23, bare-headed bust right, drvsvs caesar ti avg f divi avg n, rev. pontif tribvn potest iter, large s c in field, 11.47g (RIC Tiberius 45; BMC Tiberius 99; C 2; Sear 1794). Good very fine, dark green patina £150-200


Provenance: Bt Spink August 1935.

Drusus was the only son of Tiberius and his first wife Vipsania Agrippina. This coin is part of the series of bronzes struck
c. 22-3 to commemorate, among other things, Tiberius’s new dynastic arrangements after the death of Germanicus