ANTONIA Mother of Claudius

Never Reigned.

 


ANTONIA was born to Mark Antony and Octavia on January 31, 36 BC. She married Nero Claudius Drusus and had three children, Claudius, Germanicus, and Livilla. Her popular husband died in 9 BC and she never remarried. Germanicus died mysteriously in 19 AD, but his son Caligula became Augustus in 37. Claudius became Augustus in 41. Livilla was implicated in poisoning of her husband, Tiberius' son Drusus, and starved to death, probably on the order of Antonia. Antonia was given the title of Augusta by Caligula in March, 37, but died on May 1, 37, highly renowned for her many virtues.



Orichalcum Dupondius 28.5 (12.81gr) Struck 41-42 A.D. Rome Mint

Obv: ANTONIA AVGVSTA Antonia's bare head right.

Rev: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP S C Claudius,veiled and togate, standing left holding simpuulum.

RIC I, 92 (Claud), SR 1902, VM 3.     Mark Lehman Collection