Wife of Germanicus
Rome mint, A.D. 50-54
Obv: AGRIPPINA M F GERMANICI CAESARIS
Rev: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP, encircling SC
RIC (Claudius) 102
Agrippina was the wife of Germanicus. A very strong-willed woman, she and her children accompanied her husband on his military campaigns, which was unheard of at the time. When Germanicus died in Antioch under mysterious circumstances, Agrippina returned to Rome and accused the emperor Tiberius of complicity in her husband’s murder. She was consequently banished to the island of Pandataria, where she eventually starved herself to death.