c. AD 55 - Nero and Agrippina -
Nero, with Agrippina Junior. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.41 g, 7h). Rome mint. Struck circa January-November AD 55. NERO CLAVD DIVI F CAES AVG GERM IMP TR P COS, jugate draped busts of Nero and Agrippina right / AGRIPP AVG DIVI CLAVD NERONIS CAES MATER, Divi Augustus and Claudius driving quadriga of elephants left; EX S C to left. RIC I 7; RSC 4. Rare in this condition. Images courtesy of CNG.
Info from CoinProject.com: This denarius honours mother and emperor on the obverse and the deified Claudius on the reverse: as such we may consider it a compilation of the two separate coinages of Nero’s accession issue. The reverse scene is of great interest as it depicts four elephants drawing a wheeled platform with two seated figures. Clearly this is a depiction of Claudius’ funeral. He was only the second emperor to be deified, and the scene is virtually identical to the one on Tiberius’ sestertii dedicated to Divus Augustus. The scenes differ in that on the coins dedicated to Claudius the elephants have no riders (undoubtedly because the format was smaller) and Augustus’ statue is joined by another, which we must presume to be that of his divine companion Claudius. Some have described the seated figures differently: Cohen questioned if they were Augustus and Livia, and it has also been suggested that they are Augustus and Fides Praetorianum. However, these should be dismissed considering the direct iconographic link to the Tiberian sestertii and the remark by Tacitus, who notes that Claudius’ funeral "…was modeled on that of the divine Augustus…". He further relates that the Senate placed his widow Agrippina in charge of his priesthood, and that in his funeral she imitated "…the grandeur of her great-grandmother Livia, the first Augusta".
As with all rare coins, beware of modern counterfeits.