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Live auction - brm_542000 - TIBERIUS Denier

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Estimate : 450 €
Price : 280 €
Maximum bid : 303 €
End of the sale : 30 July 2019 14:30:58
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: c. 15-37
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 3,63 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire, quasi TTB+. Usure régulière. Joli portrait. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Luc Corso


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).


Rubans de type 3. Siège avec les pieds droits. Comme pour le denier d'Auguste, cette pièce appartient à l'atelier impérial de Lyon et ce type de denier a circulé pendant pratiquement un siècle. Il se rencontre très souvent avec des monnaies gauloises de la phase terminale dans les fouilles archéologiques. C’est la monnaie romaine la plus courante en Gaule. La première émission se caractérise par un socle représenté par deux lignes et les pieds du siège sont droits au revers.

Historical background


(08/19/14 to 03/16/37) Tiberius Claudius Nero

August (14-37)

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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