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Ti. Claudius Nero Germanicus
Augustus (AD 41-54)  |  De Imperatoribus Romanis entry

The fourth emperor of Rome, Julio-Claudian dynasty. Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (formerly Tiberius Claudius Drusus) was born in BC 10. He was the younger son of Nero Claudius Drusus (brother of Tiberius) and Antonia (daughter of Mark Antony and Julio-Claudian Matriarch). Claudius, despite physical disabilities was a competent ruler and something of a scholar. He had a number of wives including the notorious Messalina and his niece, Agrippina the younger

Obverse Legends on coins depicting Claudius

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Coins of Claudius currently available

Bronze as issued AD 80.
Obv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG PM TRP IMP PP, Bare head facing right.
Rev: IMP T VESP AVG REST SC, Minerva advancing brandishing spear and holding shield.
Fine   |   AUD $75.00
Bronze as issued AD 41/42.
Obv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, Bare head facing left.
Rev: Minerva to right, helmeted and draped, hurling javelin and holding shield, SC in field.
Fine-Very Fine   |   AUD $120.00