Tiberius As, seated female (Livia?) right

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  1. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee Well-Known Member

    Got this delivered late last week. Was misattributed as posthumous Augustus struck under Tiberius rather than the man Tiberius himself with reference as DIVI F of Augustus.

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    Tiberius, Ruled 14-37 AD
    AE As, Struck 15-16 AD, Rome Mint
    Obverse:
    TI [CAESAR DIVI] AVG F AVGVSTVS IMP VII, Bare head of Tiberius left.
    Reverse: [PONT MAXIM] TRIBVN POTEST XVII, Draped female figure (Livia?) seated right, holding patera and sceptre, S-C in fields.
    References: RIC I 36
    It appears to be listed as RRRR in RIC?

    Words from HJB about the type: "Quite rare with AVGVSTVS rather than the normal AVGVST in obverse legend according to RIC, middle bronzes of Tiberius are relatively scarce. Certainly they are a great more difficult than middle bronzes of Augustus, Caligula and Claudius."
     
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  3. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I never thought of middle bronzes as scarce. Sesterii seem more scarce (I have none). Mine are asses.
    TRP XXI
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    TRP XXXVII
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    This last one was from his time as Caesar under Augustus from the mint at Lugdunum.
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  4. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Nice addition.

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    Tiberius (14 - 34 A.D.)
    AR Tetradrachm
    EGYPT, Alexandria
    O: [TI]BERIOS KAISAR SEBASTOS, laureate head of Tiberius right; LID (date) in right field.
    R: QEOS SEBASTOS, radiate head of Augustus left.
    EGYPT, Alexandria Mint, year 14=27/28 A.D.
    13.43g
    23mm
    RPC I 5090; Milne 54; Emmett 61

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    Tiberius & Drusus ( 14 - 37 A.D.)
    AR Drachm
    CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea-Eusebia
    O: [TI C]AES AVG PM TRP XXXV, Laureate head of Tiberius right.
    R: DRVSVS CAES TI] AVG F COS II R P, Head of Drusus left.
    Caesarea in Cappadocia mint 33- 34 A.D.
    3.47g
    19mm
    RIC I 87; RPC I 3622. Syd 46

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    Livia (30 B.C. - 29 A.D)
    IONIA, Ephesos
    Grammateus Aristeas, magistrate
    Æ 16
    O: Draped bust right.
    R: EFE ARCIEREYS ASKLAS EYFRWN, Stag standing right, quiver above.
    3.8g
    16mm
    RPC 2580
     
  5. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Yes, R4 in RIC:

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    Sear lists the more common version with the TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST IMP VII obverse inscription (RCV 1769) about which he describes the reverse figure as, "Livia seated r., holding patera and sceptre."
     
  6. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee Well-Known Member

    Yea, I's agree... I hadn't really felt that impression either. At least not to the comparison of Caligula specifically. I do see more Augustus and Claudius than Tiberius, but not too much difference really.
     
  7. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Its a nice portrait. t3070.JPG tb2971.JPG
     
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  8. gsimonel

    gsimonel Well-Known Member

    My half two cents:
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    Provincial Bronze (AE26)
    Spain, Emerita
    Obv: TI CAESAR AVGVSTVS PON MAX IMP
    Rev: COL AVGVSTA EMERTA - City gate
    RPC 42
    26mm, 10.9g.
     
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  9. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    Nice coin Justin. They probably had it mixed up with this one

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    DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER
    Star above head of Augustus , thunderbolt before

    SC
    Livia seated right, holding patera and sceptre

    Rome

    15, 16 AD

    10.75g

    Sear 1788, RIC 72
     
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