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Live auction - brm_781083 - TIBERIUS Aureus

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Starting price : 5 500 €
Estimate : 12 000 €
Price : 6 700 €
Maximum bid : 7 000 €
End of the sale : 06 December 2022 14:51:00
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Aureus
Date: c. 27-30
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : gold
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,67 g.
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire sur un flan large, centré des deux côtés. Revers de style fin. Portrait bien venu à la frappe. La monnaie a conservé une partie de son brillant de frappe. Patine de collection
Predigree :
Exemplaire avec son certificat d’exportation n° 221556


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Tibère à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Tiberius Cæsar Divi Augusti Filius Augustus”, (Tibère César fils du divin Auguste, auguste).


Reverse legend : PONTIF - MAXIM.
Reverse description : Pax (la Paix) ou Livie assise à droite sur un siège décoré, tenant une branche d'olivier de la main gauche et de la droite un long sceptre.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus”, (Grand pontife).


Cet aureus appartient à la quatrième émission (groupe IV) déterminée par J.-B. GIARD.

Historical background


(08/19/14 to 03/16/37)


Tiberius, the son of Tiberius Claudius Nero and Livia, was born November 16, 42 BC His father, Caesar's lieutenant at the Alexandria War (48-47 BC), is then rallied to Antony. Octave removed Livia, mother of Tiberius, and the wife 38 BC when she was pregnant with Nero Drusus. To complicate later the family tree of the Julio-Claudian Tiberius had Vipsania divorce to marry Julie, the daughter of Augustus, Agrippa's widow (12 BC). After chosen as heir, Augustus prefers his grandchildren and son Tiberius then exiled to Rhodes. After a failed plot Julie Tiberius divorces her and never seen again. 4 Augustus adopted Tiberius, who succeeded him in 14. His reign lasted 23 years. Germanicus, he did not like, dies at 19. He loses his 23 son Drusus was murdered by his wife, Livilla, with the help of the praetorian prefect Sejanus, his lover, which retains its power until 31. Denounced for his crimes by his sister, Antonia, Sejanus is executed. Tiberius retired to Capri since the year 27 died, perhaps murdered at 37 and his nephew Caligula, great-son of Augustus, succeeded him.

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