Yesterday, gratias Aesculapio, I was well enough to go back to work. One of the young women I work with said, "You're back to work already? I thought pneumonia killed old people!" I guess I'm old -- maybe even in the way. So I started wondering about who might have been the oldest person on one of my coins. We often think of Nerva as an "old emperor," but he was only 67 when he died. I thought maybe it was Antoninus Pius, who died at 74 (AD 86-161), but he wasn't the oldest, either. I think that honor goes to Tiberius, who died at 78. Tiberius, the old man. Tiberius, who happens to have been my avatar here for years ... Post your coins with old people on them! Tiberius, AD 14-37. Roman AR Denarius, 3.87 g, 18.5 mm, 5 h. Lugdunum, AD 16-37. Obv: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS, laureate head, right. Rev: PONTIF MAXIM, Female figure seated right, holding long olive branch and inverted spear; legs of chair ornate, triple line below. Refs: RIC 28; BMCRE 42-44; RSC 16b; RCV 1763 var. Notes: The identity of the female figure on the reverse is uncertain and has been variously identified as Livia, Justitia or Pax.