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Antonia, Daughter of Mark Antony, Wife of Nero Drusus, Mother of Claudius, Grandmother of Caligula
Antonia was the daughter of Marc Antony and Octavia, the wife of Nero Drusus, the mother of Claudius, and a grandmother of Caligula. Renowned for her beauty and virtue, Antonia was revered by the Roman people. She was probably poisoned by Caligula or committed suicide. She never loved her son Claudius, calling him a monster and a fool, but he posthumously made her Augusta in 41 A.D. and issued all her coinage.
SH68887. Silver denarius
, RIC I Claudius
66, BMCRE I Claudius
2, SRCV I
1900, F, toned
3.717g, maximum diameter
18.9mm, die axis
, struck under Claudius
, c. 41 - 42 A.D.; obverse ANTONIA AVGVSTA
, draped bust
right, wearing barley wreath
; reverse CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI
(consistency of the emperor), Antonia
standing facing, draped as Constantia
, long torch in right, cornucopia
in left; from the Jyrki Muona Collection; rare (R2)
Catalog current as of Tuesday, January 23, 2018.
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