Emperor Claudius 41 – 54 A.D., AE Roman Imperial Sestertius Coin
Tiberius Claudius Drusus, the younger son of Nero Claudius Drusus and Antonia was Born in 10. B.C. Claudius became the 4th Roman Emperor of the “Julio Claudian dynasty” (Augustus (Octavian), Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero) on the death of his nephew Caligula. In 43 A.D. he invaded Britain, thus beginning the Roman occupation which lasted until the fifth century. He married his niece, Agrippina the younger and adopted her son Nero who then became the heir to the throne.
This museum quality coin reproduction of Ancient Roman Coinage is an exact copy of the coin held in the British Museum (BMC 115).
Obverse: Laurel head of Claudius, TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP
Reverse: The reverse reads “EX SC PP OB CIVES SERVATOS”, meaning “Senatus Consulto” (approved by the Senate), “Pater Patriae” (to the father of his country), “Ob Cives Servatos” (For having saved the citizens).
Diameter: 34 mm