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Octavia, wife of Nero, daughter of Claudius

Octavia was born in 40 A.D. the daughter of Claudius and Messalina. She married her cousin the future emperor Nero in 53 A.D. and was exiled then murdered by him in 62 A.D.


Claudius, 25 January 41 - 13 October 54 A.D., Cyzicus, Mysia; Britannicus, Octavia, and Antonia

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Britannicus was the son of Claudius and Messalina, and the presumptive heir. Octavia was his older sister. Claudia Antonia was Claudius' daughter by an earlier wife.
RP84050. Bronze AE 13, RPC I 2248, BMC Mysia -, SNG BnF -, SNG Cop -, SNGvA -, SNG Hunterian -, aF, area of encrustation on Octavia's jaw, weight 1.918 g, maximum diameter 13.0 mm, die axis 315o, Kyzikos (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, before 43 A.D.; obverse NEΩΣ ΓEPMANIKOΣ K Y, bare head of Britannicus right; reverse AN OKTA, confronted, draped busts of Claudia Antonia and Octavia; very rare; $340.00 (€302.60)
 


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RP05523. Bronze AE 26, RPC I 1750, SNG Cop -, aF, weight 7.06 g, maximum diameter 26.3 mm, Heraclea Perinthos (Marmara Ereglisi, Turkey) mint, struck during the reign of Nero, 54 - 59 A.D.; obverse OKTAIAC CEBACTHC, bust of Octavia right; reverse ΠEPINΘIΩN, three heads of grain between two poppies; very rare; SOLD







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