ANTONIA (36 BC - AD 37) PADUAN MEDAL - mother of Claudius - COPY of a DUPONDIUS - aEF - RARE

Ancient Coins - ANTONIA (36 BC - AD 37) PADUAN MEDAL - mother of Claudius - COPY of a DUPONDIUS - aEF - RARE
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ANTONIA (36 BC - AD 37) PADUAN MEDAL - mother of Claudius - COPY of a DUPONDIUS - aEF - RARE

 

Giovani da Cavino 1500-1570, from Padua, Klawans: Antonia no 1.

As usual a later CAST. Only 7 specimens on AC-search, one struck.

 

ANTONIA (minor / the younger) always well regarded - was:

Daughter of Marc Antony and Octavia, the sister of Augustus.

Married to Drusus (the elder).

Mother of the emperor Claudius, the general Germanicus, and Livilla (married twice: first to Caius Caesar the grandson of Augustus, then to Drusus the younger, son of Tiberius).

 
 
Obverse: ANTONIA AUGVSTA - draped bust of Antonia right

 

Reverse: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG PM RT P IMP - SC - Claudius (her son) veiled and togate standing left, holding simpulm.

Clawans: An imitation by Cavino of a genuine dupondius.

 
Both Cohen and Lawrence (made an) error in calling the reverse figure Antonia.

This is a copy of a genuine coin: Sear RomanCoins-1-2000: no 1902

 

28 mm - 14,99 gr

 

EX: Frank S. Robinson, New York, USA, 2006

 

 

 

BOOKS - CATALOGUES

Zander H Klawans: “Imitations and Inventions of Roman Coins - Renaissance Medals of Julius Caesar and the Roman Empire” (1977)

 
Giovani da Cavino 1500-1570 AD, born and died in the Italian city of Padua, from which the term “Paduans” was derieverd.

Today, the term "paduans" is often used for other copy medals, and it is important to tell if the medals are described in Zander's book.

 

The other Cavino-reference work is “Medals by Giovanni Cavino, the “Paduan”, by Richard Hoe Lawrence, New York, 1883 - with few illustrations.

 

Some other books about Modern Fakes of Ancient Coins are:

1. Wayne G. Sayles: “Classical Deceptions”- an exellent overview, describing Becker, Caprara, Gigoi, Sazonov, Slavey, Museum Quality Replcias (electrotypes), Twentieth Century Fakes, Methods - and much more.

2. Sir George F. Hill: “Becker the Counterfeiter”, 1924/1979, Chicago, is also a classical book.

3. There is a special series of books on Bulgarian Counterfeit Copys by I. Propokov, E. Paunov and others.

 

 
PHOTOS: Her portrait-busts in the Glyptoteket museum, Copenhagen, Denmark 2021 - and a copy-bust in the Ara Pacis Museum, Rome - 2019 (the original in Museo Nazionale - Terme di Diocletiano)
 
 
Ancient Coins - ANTONIA (36 BC - AD 37) PADUAN MEDAL - mother of Claudius - COPY of a DUPONDIUS - aEF - RARE
Ancient Coins - ANTONIA (36 BC - AD 37) PADUAN MEDAL - mother of Claudius - COPY of a DUPONDIUS - aEF - RARE
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