BRITIANNICUS, Æ Sestertius, Struck under Claudius, circa 50-54 AD

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RIC I I pg. 130, note; BMCRE 226;

BRITANNICUS, son of Claudius and Messalina. Died 55 AD.

Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus (12 February AD 41 — 11 February AD 55) was the son of the Roman emperor Claudius and his third wife Valeria Messalina. He became the heir-designate of the empire at his birth, less than a month into his father’s reign. He was still a young boy at the time of his mother’s downfall and Claudius’ marriage to Agrippina the Younger. This allowed Agrippina’s older son Nero to eclipse him in the public’s mind. He lived only months into his stepbrother Nero’s reign and was probably murdered just before his 14th birthday.

Rosa Reproduction

Obverse: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG F BRITANNICVS, bare-headed and draped bust left

Reverse: S C across field, Mars advancing left, holding spear and shield.

Diameter: 33 mm

Copper plated lead-free pewter, handcrafted in the USA, Stamped with the word COPY

Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of coin printed on a flip insert

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