Obverse: Laureate bust of Claudius to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Messalina standing to left. Lituus at left. Inscription in Greek around. Year 5 = AD 44/45.
By date unknown: Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt Collection (one of 302 Alexandrian coins [1985.1028–1985.1329] acquired by Godfrey Peckitt in Egypt prior to World War II); date unknown: inherited from Mrs.Godfrey Peckitt by Mrs. Perry T. Rathbone; July 11, 1969: purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III from Mrs. Perry T. Rathbone; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, November 27, 1985
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule, III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule