Reverse: Claudius and Fortuna within the Temple of Roma and Augustus

Obverse: Head of Claudius

Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Context: Ephesus
Material: Silver
Denomination: Tetradrachm
Issuing Authority: Claudius
Actual Weight: 11.25 g.
Date: ca. 41 AD
Dimensions: 27 mm.
Region: Ionia
Period: Julio-Claudian


Obverse Type: Within a dotted circle, the Temple of Roma and Augustus, above four steps. Between the two columns stand Claudius and female figure, probably Fortuna (Fortune).

Donor: In memory of Zoƫ Wilbour

Commentary: Imperial cistophoric tetradrachm

Sources Used: BMCRE I, 196, no. 228; pl. 34, 4