119.—Coin of Claudius, representing his British triumph. From the British Museum.details

[Picture: 119.—Coin of Claudius, representing his British triumph.  From the British Museum.]
previous image
up

119.—Coin of Claudius, representing his British triumph. From the British Museum. more

coins, portraits, roman emperors, chariots, war, conquest, greyscale

foreground: none
background: none

Share/Bookmark

Image title:

119.—Coin of Claudius, representing his British triumph. From the British Museum.

Taken from

Status:

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free stock image for all purposes usage credit requested
Please do not redistribute without permission, since running this site is expensive.

Notes:

One side of this coin shows the head of the Roman emperor Claudius and the other a chariot pulled by four horses and with the wording DE BRITANNIS on it.

Succeeding emperors left the Britons in the quiet advancement of their civilization, until Claudius (Fig. 118) was stirred up to the hazard of an invasion. In the sonorous prose of Milton—“He, who waited ready with a huge preparation, as if not safe enough amidst the flower of all his Romans, like a great Eastern king with armed elephants marches through Gallia. So full of peril was this enterprise esteemed, as not without all this equipage and stronger terrors than Roman armies, to meet the native and the naked British valour defending their country.” (Fig. 114.) The genius of Roman victory inscribed the name of Claudius with the addition of Britannicus (Fig. 116). The coins of Claudius still bear the symbols of his British triumph (Figs. 119, 120). (p. 38)

See text in context

Keywords:

Place shown:

Filename:

0119-Coin-of-Claudius-triumph-500x214.jpg

Scanner dpi:

23149 dots per inch (approximately)

Comment:

Download:

Similar images: