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Claudius

Ti. Claudius Nero Germanicus

Augustus (AD 41-54)

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

Coin image Claudius
Bronze quadrans issued AD 41
Obv: TI CLAVD[IVS CAESAR A]VG, Modius
Rev: [PON M TRP IMP] COS DES IT, Large SC across
Very Fine   |   AUD $80.00
Coin image Claudius
Bronze as issued AD 41/42
Obv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, Head of Claudius, bare, left
Rev: LIBERTAS AVGVSTA SC, Libertas, draped, standing front, holding pileus in right hand and extending left
Fair-Fine   |   AUD $65.00
Coin image Claudius
Bronze quadrans issued AD 41
Obv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG, Modius on three legs
Rev: PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT, Legend surrounding S C
Fine-Very Fine   |   AUD $60.00
Coin image Claudius, Ionia, Ephesos
Bronze AE21 issued AD 49/50
Obv: Laureate head of Claudius right, diademed draped bust of Agrippina r
Rev: Stag standing r
Fine   |   AUD $165.00