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Roman coin of Claudius AE quadrans - PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT, S C
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Roman coin of Claudius AE quadrans - PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT, S C


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Claudius

Size: 17mm Weight: 3.89 grams

Obverse: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG around hand left, holding pair of scales above P N R

Reverse: PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT around S C

TIBERIVS CLAVDIVS NERO was born on August 1, 10 BC to Nero Claudius Drusus and Antonia. He had a medical problem which some believe was cerebral palsy, and therefore he was never seriously considered for the succession. Only through the deaths of all other candidates was he elevated upon the death of his nephew Caligula on January 24, 41. He reigned capably, and Britain was added to the Empire. He married his fourth wife Agrippina Jr. in 49, and was poisoned by her on October 13, 54 to put her son Nero upon the throne (had Claudius lived, his son Britannicus may have succeeded him).

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