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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, wife of Nero Claudius Drusus, sister-in-law of Tiberius, mother of Claudius, and grandmother of Caligula. Renowned for her beauty and virtue, Antonia spent her long life revered by the Roman people and enjoyed many honors conferred upon her by her relatives. She died around 37 A.D.; she was either poisoned by Caligula or committed suicide after he rejected her. Although she never loved her sickly son, Claudius, calling him a monster and a fool, he posthumously made her Augusta in 41 A.D. and all her coinage was issued early in his reign.


Britannicus, Son of Claudius, b. 12 February 41 - d. 11 February 55 A.D.; Cyzicus, Mysia; His Sisters on Reverse

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Tiberius Claudius Britannicus was born in 41 A.D., the son of Claudius I and his third wife, Messalina. Although the natural heir to the empire, Britannicus was passed over in favor of Nero who then had him murdered a year after his fathers' death. Octavia was Britannicus' older sister and Claudia Antonia was his older half-sister, the only child of Claudius with his second wife, Aelia Paetina.
RP87092. Bronze AE 12, RPC I 2248 (9 spec.), BMC Mysia -, SNG BnF -, SNG Cop -, SNGvA -, SNG Hunterian -, aVF, nice portraits, green patina, centered on a tight flan, light earthen encrustations, weight 1.579 g, maximum diameter 12.1 mm, die axis 0o, Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, before 43 A.D.; obverse NEOC ΓEPMANIKOC (N reversed), bare head of Britannicus right, K - Y (Kyzikos) across field; reverse AN OKTA, confronted, draped busts of Claudia Antonia and Octavia; ex Savoca Numismatik, blue auction 3 (25 Nov 2017), lot 622; $200.00 (€170.00)
 


Koinon of Thessaly, Rule of Claudius, 25 January 41 - 13 October 54 A.D., Portrait of Livia or Antonia

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References identify the veiled female as Claudius' grandmother, Livia. The strong chin, however, better fits his mother, Antonia. Antonia had just been posthumously elevated to the role of Augusta by her son Claudius. Other coins naming Antonia Augusta show a similar veiled pose. The strong chin is a feature that she inherited from her lantern jawed father, Marc Antony. Livia, by comparison, was a classic beauty with a normal female chin.
RP87442. Bronze triassarion, BCD Thessaly II 924.2 (same obv. die); BCD Thessaly I 1436.3, RPC I 1434, Rogers 71, SNG Cop 335, SNG München 246, BMC Thessaly -, VF, dark patina, porous, corrosion, small edge split, weight 10.794 g, maximum diameter 25.6 mm, die axis 0o, Larissa mint, c. 41 - 45 A.D.; obverse ΣEBAΣTHΩN ΘEΣΣAΛΩN, bust of Livia (or Antonia?) left, draped, veiled and wearing stephane; reverse ΣTPATHΓOY ANTIΓONOY (strategos [military governor] Antigonos), nymph Larissa standing left, holding up ball in her right hand, left hand on hip, monogram in left field; $160.00 (€136.00)
 


Claudius, 25 January 41 - 13 October 54 A.D., Roman Egypt

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Antonia was daughter of Marc Antony and Octavia, wife of Nero Claudius Drusus, sister-in-law of Tiberius, mother of Claudius, and grandmother of Caligula. Renowned for her beauty and virtue, Antonia spent her long life revered by the Roman people and enjoyed many honors conferred upon her by her relatives. All her coinage was issued early in the reign of Claudius. She died around 37 A.D., possibly as a result of forced suicide ordered by Caligula.
RX41331. Billon tetradrachm, Milne 61; BMC Alexandria p. 9, 65; Dattari 114; RPC 5117; Geissen 62; Emmett 73, VF, weight 7.981 g, maximum diameter 25.2 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, 41 - 42 A.D.; obverse TI KΛAY∆I KAIΣ ΣEBA ΓEPMANI AYTOKP, laureate head right, date LB (year 2) before; reverse ANTΩNIA ΣEBAΣTH, bust of Antonia right, hair in queue; SOLD







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