Orichalcum Dupondius struck by Claudius in the name of Antonia between 41 and 45 AD, Ancient Roman Empire. Minted by Rome. Antonia, depicted on the obverse of this coin, was the mother of Claudius. The daughter of Mark Anthony and Octavia she was born in Greece but brought up by her mother in Rome. She married Nero Claudius Drusus in 16 BC. She died in Rome in 37 AD. She had rejected the title Augusta (found on this coin) but was given it by Claudius in 41 AD some four years after her death.

Obverse Description

Draped bust of Antonia wearing a corn-ear crown, hair in long plait behind; around, ANTONIA AVGVSTA

Reverse Description

Claudius, veiled and togate, standing facing left extending a simpulum in his right hand; around, TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP; in field divided by the figure, S C

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