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Tiberius

Reece Period attributed: Period 1

Obverse image of a coin of Tiberius

Member of the Julio-Claudians dynasty.

Coins for this issuer were issued from 14 until 37.

Tiberius Caesar Augustus, born Tiberius Claudius Nero (November 16, 42 BC – March 16 AD 37), was the second Roman Emperor, from the death of Augustus in AD 14 until his own death in 37. Tiberius was by birth a Claudian, son of Tiberius Claudius Nero and Livia Drusilla. His mother divorced his father and remarried to Augustus in 39 BC. Tiberius would later marry Augustus' daughter Julia the Elder (from an earlier marriage) and even later be adopted by Augustus and by this act he became a Julian. The subsequent emperors after Tiberius would continue this blended dynasty of both families for the next forty years; historians have named it the Julio-Claudian dynasty.

Tiberius Claudius Nero is recognized as one of Rome's greatest generals, whose campaigns in Pannonia, Illyricum, Rhaetia and Germania laid the foundations for the northern frontier. But he came to be remembered as a dark, reclusive, and sombre ruler (tristissimus hominum – ‘the gloomiest of men’, by one account), who never really desired to be Emperor. After the death of Tiberius’ son Drusus in 23, the quality of his rule declined, and ended in a Terror. In 26 Tiberius exiled himself from Rome and left administration largely in the hands of his unscrupulous Praetorian Prefects Lucius Aelius Sejanus and Quintus Naevius Macro. Caligula, Tiberius’ adopted grandson, succeeded the Emperor on his demise.

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PAS record number: HAMP-BFE63C

Record: HAMP-BFE63C
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: An apparently silver plated Roman denarius of Tiberius (AD 14-37), the so-called 'Tribute Penny', PONTIF MAXIM reverse around female figure se…
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PAS record number: WILT-819ADE

Record: WILT-819ADE
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A silver denarius of Tiberius dating to the period AD 14-37 (Reece period 1). PONTIF MAXIM reverse type depicting Livia as Pax seated right o…
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PAS record number: WILT-C5A2E5

Record: WILT-C5A2E5
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A silver Roman denarius of Tiberius dating to the period AD 14-37 (Reece period 1), PONTIF MAXIM reverse type depicting Livia as Pax seated ri…
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PAS record number: NMS-E22332

Record: NMS-E22332
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Silver denarius of Tiberius, reverse PONTIF MAXIM, female seated right, weight 3.43g, AD14-37
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PAS record number: WMID-DD1EC0

Record: WMID-DD1EC0
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Silver denarius of Tiberius (AD 14-37) dating AD 36-7 (Reece Period 1). Reverse type PONTIF MAXIM reverse depicts a female figure seated facin…
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Information from Wikipedia

  • Preferred label: Tiberius
  • Full names:
    • Tiberius
    • * Tiberius Caesar Divi Augusti fili Augustus (as Emperor)
    • * Tiberius Claudius Nero (birth to adoption)
    • * Tiberius Julius Caesar (adoption to accession)
  • Title:
  • Predecessor: Augustus
  • Successor: Caligula
  • Definition: Tiberius (/taɪˈbɪəriəs/; Latin: Tiberius Caesar Divi Augusti filius Augustus; 16 November 42 BC – 16 March 37 AD) was Roman Emperor from 14 AD to 37 AD. Born Tiberius Claudius Nero, a Claudian, Tiberius was the son of Tiberius Claudius Nero and Livia Drusilla. His mother divorced Nero and married Augustus in 39 BC, making him a step-son of Octavian.Tiberius would later marry Augustus' daughter Julia the Elder (from his marriage to Scribonia) and even later be adopted by Augustus, by which act he officially became a Julian, bearing the name Tiberius Julius Caesar. The subsequent emperors after Tiberius would continue this blended dynasty of both families for the next forty years; historians have named it the Julio-Claudian dynasty. In relations to the other emperors of this dynasty, Tiberius was the stepson of Augustus, grand-uncle of Caligula, paternal uncle of Claudius, and great-grand uncle of Nero.Tiberius was one of Rome's greatest generals, conquering Pannonia, Dalmatia, Raetia, and temporarily Germania; laying the foundations for the northern frontier. But he came to be remembered as a dark, reclusive, and sombre ruler who never really desired to be emperor; Pliny the Elder called him tristissimus hominum, "the gloomiest of men."After the death of Tiberius’ son Drusus Julius Caesar in 23, he became more reclusive and aloof. In 26, against better judgement, Tiberius exiled himself from Rome and left administration largely in the hands of his unscrupulous Praetorian Prefects Lucius Aelius Sejanus and Quintus Naevius Sutorius Macro. It was during the government of Tiberius that, in the Roman province of Judea, Jesus was crucified by Pontius Pilate.Caligula, Tiberius' grand-nephew and adopted grandson, succeeded Tiberius upon his death.
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  • Birth place: Rome
  • Death place: Roman Italy, Miseno
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    • Other title(s):
      • Commanding General in Germania
      • Roman emperor
      • Consul of the Roman Empire
      • Commanding General in Armenia
      • Julio-Claudian dynasty
      • Commanding General in Rhaetia
      • Caesar of the Roman Empire
      • Commanding General in Pannonia
    • Came After:
      • Quirinius
      • Lucius Arruntius Camillus Scribonianus
      • Decimus Laelius Balbus
      • Marcus Valerius Messalla Appianus
      • Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus (consul 32)
      • Gaius Antistius Vetus (consul 6 BC)
      • Gaius Sulpicius Galba
      • Lucius Norbanus Balbus
      • Marcus Junius Silanus Torquatus (consul AD 19)
      • Decimus Haterius Agrippa
    • Came before:
      • Marcus Aurelius Cotta Maximus Messalinus
      • Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus Augur
      • Marcus Valerius Messalla Barbatus
      • Marcus Licinius Crassus Dives (consul 14 BC)
      • Gaius Marcius Censorinus (consul 8 BC)
      • Gaius Caelius Rufus
      • Marcus Vinicius (consul 30)
      • Lucius Cassius Longinus (consul 30)
      • Lucius Pomponius Flaccus
      • Gaius Asinius Gallus Saloninus
    • Subjects on wikipedia:

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