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