Born in Lugdunum (present day Lyon, France), Claudius was the first emperor that was not born in Rome. His father, a high-ranking Roman military officer, was stationed in the outpost and later died unexpectedly during a campaign in Germania. Claudius was known for his public works projects, especially the completion of three aqueducts – the Aqua Claudia, Aqua Anio Novus and Aqua Virgo. Portions of all three still exist.
Coin of Claudius Copper 41 - 54 C.E. 2015.16.0063 Gift of Ron D’Argenio