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Live auction - bpv_316053 - TIBERIUS and DRUSUS Drachme

TIBERIUS and DRUSUS Drachme VF
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Estimate : 450 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 10 April 2018 14:27:44
Type : Drachme
Date: 33-34
Mint name / Town : Cappadoce
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 850 ‰
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,00 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale, sur un flan court sur les légendes. Portraits à l’usure importante, mais lisible et identifiable. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : TI CAES AVG P M - (TR) P XXXV.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Tibère à droite (O*)u .
Obverse translation : “Tiberius Cæsar Augustus Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestas tricesimus quintus”, (Tibère César auguste grand pontife revêtu de la trente-cinquième puissance tribunitienne).

Reverse


Reverse legend : DRVSVS CAES.TI. AVG. COS. II. (TR). P.
Reverse description : Tête nue de Drusus à gauche (O°1).
Reverse translation : “Drusus Cæsar Tiberii (filius) Augustus Consul secundus Tribunicia Potestas”, (Drusus César fils de Tibère auguste consul pour la seconde fois revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne).

Commentary


Fourré. Poids léger.

Historical background


Tiberius and DRUSUS

Nero Claudius Drusus

Drusus, son of Tiberius and Vispania, was the grand-son of Agrippa and his mother Livia by his father. He was born in 13 BC Augustus, Tiberius when he chooses to succeed him in 4 AD, forced to adopt Germanicus, his nephew, the son of Nero Drusus, brother and Antonia at the expense of own son Tiberius, Drusus. When Germanicus died in mysterious circumstances at 19, Drusus came to the front of the stage, being the nearest heir of Tiberius. Drusus took his second consulship with his father at 21 and the following year saw confer power of the tribunes. At 19, and his wife Liville Drusus had twins, two sons, Tiberius and Germanicus Gemellus. Germanicus died in childhood. Tiberius was adopted by Tiberius Gemellus together Caius, the son of Germanicus and Agrippina. It should be liquidated by his cousin, Caligula, after the death of Tiberius in 37. Liville's cousin Drusus, (daughter of Nero Drusus and Antonia), was also the centerpiece of the praetorian prefect Sejanus. Poisoned lovers aged 35 Drusus.

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