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.

Latest examples recorded with images

We have recorded 135 examples.

Record: WILT-3F170E
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A Roman silver denarius of Tiberius dating…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Record: YORYM-82FBFA
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A silver denarius of Tiberius dating to th…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Record: NMGW-8B0739
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Roman silver coin Tiberius (AD 14-37) de…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Record: HAMP-BFE63C
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: An apparently silver plated Roman denariu…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Other resources about Tiberius

View all coins recorded by the scheme attributed to Tiberius.

Information from Wikipedia

  • Preferred label:
  • Full names:
    • Tiberius
    • * Tiberius Caesar Divi Augusti fili Augustus (as Emperor)
    • * Tiberius Claudius Nero (birth to adoption)
    • * Tiberius Julius Caesar (adoption to accession)
  • Title: Commanding General in Germania, Consul of the Roman Empire, Commanding General in Armenia, Commanding General in Rhaetia, Caesar of the Roman Empire, Commanding General in Pannonia
  • Predecessor: Augustus
  • Successor: Caligula
  • Definition:
  • Parents:
  • Birth place: Rome
  • Death place: Roman Italy, Miseno
  • Spouse:
  • 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:

Other formats: this page is available as xml json rdf representations.