Sallustia Orbiana

Reece Period attributed: Period 11

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Member of the The Severans dynasty.

Coins for this issuer were issued from 225 until 227.

Gnaea Seia Herennia Sallustia Orba Barbia Orbiana married Severus Alexander in 225, a marriage arranged by his mother Julia Mamaea. Julia grew jealous of the new empress and had her thrown out of palace in 227. Frightened, she took refuge with the Praetorian Guards, which Julia then called rebellion. Orbiana was exiled to North Africa and her father was killed. Alexander was supposedly fond of her but too influenced by his mother to save her.

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  • Preferred label: Sallustia Orbiana
  • Full names:
    • Sallustia Orbiana
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  • Predecessor: Aquilia Severa
  • Successor: Caecilia Paulina
  • Definition: Gnaea Seia Herennia Sallustia Barbia Orbiana (fl. 220s), usually known as Sallustia Orbiana, was a third century Roman empress, with the title of Augusta as the wife of Severus Alexander from AD 225 to 227. The emperor married her in late 225, following the death of his grandmother. Severus was around sixteen years of age at this time. She was known for her beauty, which was captured in multiple works of art. A victim of the jealousy of Julia Mamaea, the emperor's mother, Orbiana was divorced and exiled to Libya in 227.
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    • List of Augustae
    • List of Roman and Byzantine Empresses
  • Came After:
    • Caecilia Paulina
  • Came before:
    • Aquilia Severa
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