Claudius (25th January AD 41 - 13th October AD 54)

Lacking a military reputation, the essential attribute of an emperor, Claudius, in AD 43, undertook the conquest of Britain, a task contemplated by Gaius three years earlier. Claudius visited Britain for 16 days to preside over the capture of Colchester, the capital of the new province. The Apocolocyntosis of Seneca, a leading senator and Nero's tutor, lists the crimes that Claudius committed, and mocks his (purely cynical) posthumous deification by Nero.

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Antonia 'Claudius' Dupondius 015197

Antonia 'Claudius' Dupondius
Bronze, 9.24 grams, 25.28 mm. Rome. 41-50 AD. Struck by Claudius for his mother Antonia. Obverse: ANTONIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, head bare, hair in a long plait. Reverse: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, Claudius, togate, standing left, holding simpulum, S-C across fields. RIC 92/104; Sear 1902-1903. Fine.
£90.00

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Antonia 'Claudius' Dupondius 015197


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