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bpv_230910 - TIBERIUS Unité

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Type : Unité
Date: 18
Mint name / Town : Philippes, Macédoine
Metal : copper
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,70 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan, légèrement décentré au revers. Usure importante, mais parfaitement lisible et identifiable. Jolie patine vert d’eau, légèrement piquée
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : [TI AVG].
Obverse description : Tête nue de Tibère à droite (O°).


Reverse description : Deux citoyens derrière une paire de bœuf.


Ce type était précédemment attribué à Parium en Mysie et est donné aujourd’hui à Philippes en Thrace, mais l’attribution reste incertaine.

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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