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Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Emperor Tiberius

A work made of billon.
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  • A work made of billon.

Date:

14-37

Artist:

Roman; minted in Alexandria, Egypt

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrayys the head of Emperor Tiberius, facing right, laureate. The back (reverse) portrays the radiate head of Augustus, also facing right.

In 4 CE, Tiberius was adopted by Emperor Augustus as his son. When Augustus died in 14, he was succeeded by Tiberius. Incluing imagery of the divine Augustus, the first emperor of the Roman Empire, helped Tiberius to advertise his inherited right to rule, as Augustus’s heir.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Emperor Tiberius

Date

14 CE–37 CE

Medium

Billon

Dimensions

Diam. 2.5 cm; 11.86 g

Credit Line

Gift of Robert L. Grover

Reference Number

1979.1052

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