Visual images of Agrippina the Younger and Claudius
The Gemma Claudia
• This cameo depicting Claudius and Agrippina the Younger, almost certainly with Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder.
• It is made of five-layered onyx in a gold setting. The layers are cut to a minumum of 2mm (indicating amazing skill), which makes them beautifully translucent.
• On the right are Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder. Germanicus wears the laurel wreath of a conquering emperor, Agrippina the Elder wears a helmet.
• On the left are Claudius and Agrippina the Younger. Claudius wears the laural wreath of a conquering emperor. Agrippina the Younger wears a crown.
• In the centre, Jupiter's eagle turns to look at Claudius.
• The heads rise out of cornucopia.
• Underneath, lie weapons and armour.
Agrippina's depiction on coinage in
• This Tetradrachma shows 'jugate' busts of Agrippina and Claudius
• The obverse shows Claudius and Agrippina the Younger, with the inscription TI[berius] CLAUD[ius] CAES[ar] AVG[ustus] AGRIPP[ina] AUGUSTA = 'Tiberius Claudius - Caesar Augustus and Agrippina - Augusta'. He wears a laurel wreath, symbolising triumph. Agrippina's hair is not in the usual tight curls.
• The reverse shows a cult-statue of Diana Ephesia, showing that this coin was made and used in Ephesus.