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Messalina (Valeria), third wife of Claudius. Augusta, 41-48 CE.
Alexandria, Egypt.
Billon Tetradrachm (24 mm, 10.32 g).
Year 6=AD 45/46.
Obv: TI KLAUDI KAIS SEBA GERMANI AUTOKR, Laureate head of Claudius, right, Ls (=year 6) before.
Rev: MESSALINA KAIS SEBAS, Messalina standing, left, veiled and wearing long chiton and peplos, resting l. elbow on column, holding in the r. hand two figures (their children, Octavia and Britannicus), on her l. arm are two stalks of corn; in lower l. field, a lituus. Sear 1869; SGI 495; RPC 5164; BMCG 75; Cologne 88; Milne 106.
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Keywords:Valeria Messalina Claudius Octavia Britannicus Alexandria Tetradrachm
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Simon  [Jun 11, 2004 at 05:40 PM]
This pic looks blurry, Rare lady though