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Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Tiberius

A work made of gold.
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Date:

14-37

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

Livia, the wife of Emperor Augustus (Octavian) and the mother of Tiberius, was not portrayed or named on any coins minted by her husband or by her son, though she is thought to appear here in the role of Pax (“Peace”). Soon, however, the women of the imperial families would become as prominent on coinage as they were in the imperial court.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Tiberius

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

14 CE–37 CE

Medium

Gold

Inscriptions

Obverse: TI CAESAR DIVI AUG F AVGVSTVS Reverse: PONTIF MAXIM

Dimensions

Diam. 2 cm; 7.82 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1267

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