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Roman Imperial: Tiberius (14-37 AD)


Tiberius, AR Denarius, 15-16, Lugdunum
TI CAESAR DIVI-AVG F AVGVSTVS
Laureate head right
TR POT XVII
Tiberius, laureate and cloaked, standing in slow quadriga right, laurel branch in right hand, eagle-tipped scepter in left, all horses looking right
IMP VII in exergue
17mm x 18mm, 2.77g
RIC I, 4 (R2)

Note: The reverse commemorates Tiberius' German triumph of 13 BC over the Chatti and Chequsci - the same type struck for him as Caesar under Augustus.


Tiberius, AR Denarius, 14-37, Lugdunum
TI CAESAR DIVI-AVG F AVGVSTVS
Laureate head right
PONTIF-MAXIM
Female figure seated right on chair with plain legs, vertical scepter in right hand, branch in left, double exergue line
17mm x 18mm, 3.66g
RIC I, 26 (C)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection

Note: This issue is commonly referred to as the "Tribute Penny" from the Bible and is often described as Livia seated on reverse.


Tiberius, AR Denarius, 14-37, Lugdunum
TI CAESAR DIVI-AVG F AVGVSTVS
Laureate head right, one ribbon on shoulder
PONTIF-MAXIM
Female figure seated right on chair with ornamented legs, vertical spear in right hand, branch in left, triple exergue line
19.0mm, 3.51g, Die axis 4.0
RIC I, 28 (S); BMC 45

Notes from consignor: EF. Attractive example with dark toning. Nice portrait and wonderful reverse.


Tiberius, AR Denarius, 14-37, Lugdunum
TI CAESAR DIVI-AVG F AVGVSTVS
Laureate head right, one ribbon on shoulder
PONTIF-MAXIM
Female figure seated right on chair with ornamented legs, vertical reversed spear in right hand, branch in left, partial double exergue line
18mm x 20mm, 3.76g
RIC I, 28 variant (S); BMC 45
Ex Classical Numismatic Group

Note: Variant for reverse attribute - RIC only attests a triple exergue line for the spear type.


Tiberius, AR Denarius, 14-37, Lugdunum
TI CAESAR DIVI-AVG F AVGVSTVS
Laureate head right
PONTIF-MAXIM
Female figure seated right on chair with ornamented legs, vertical scepter in right hand, branch in left, single exergue line
18mm x 19mm, 3.42g
RIC I, 30 (C)

Note: This example shows an early portrait type of Tiberius, which would place this piece toward the beginning of his reign.


Tiberius, AR Denarius, 14-37, Lugdunum
TI CAESAR DIVI-AVG F AVGVSTVS
Laureate head right
PONTIF-MAXIM
Female figure (Livia?) seated right, branch upward in left hand, vertical scepter in right hand, feet on stool, bench with ornamented legs, all on single line
18mm x 19mm, 3.69g
RIC I, 30 (C)


Tiberius, AR Denarius, 14-37, Lugdunum
TI CAESAR DIVI-AVG F AVGVSTVS
Laureate head right
PONTIF-MAXIM
Female figure (Livia?) seated right, branch upward in left hand, vertical scepter in right hand, feet on stool, bench with ornamented legs, all on single line
18mm x 19mm, 3.75g
RIC I, 30 (C)


Tiberius, AE As, 14-18, Lugdunum
[TI] CAESAR AVGVST F IM[PERAT VII]
Laureate head right
ROM ET AVG
Front elevation of the Altar of Lugdunum (Lyons), decorated with the corona civica between laurels, these being flanked by stylized figures to left and right, Victories on columns facing each other
21mm x 24mm, 8.53g
RIC I, -- (cf. RIC I, 31 (R4) for reverse type and denomination)

Notes: This type was only issued at Lugdunum for Tiberius. The obverse legend on this specimen was not used at Lugdunum. Perhaps this is an imitative example in good style?

Consignor notes: VG. Light deposits and porosity.


Divus Augustus, AE As, c. 15-16, Rome
DIVVS . AVGV_STVS . PATER
Radiate head of Divus Augustus left, * above, thunderbolt before
(No legend)
Veiled female figure seated right, vertical scepter in left hand, patera in right, feet on stool, bench with ornamented legs, all on single line
S | C across fields
27mm x 29mm, 10.35g
RIC I, 72 (C)


Tiberius, AE Dupondius, 19/20, Syria-Commagene
TI . CAESAR . DIVI . AVGVSTI . F . AVGVSTVS
Laureate head right
PONT . MAXIM . COS . IIII . IMP . VII . TR . POT . XXII
Crossed cornucopiae on either side of winged caduceus
28mm x 30mm, 12.77g
RIC I, 90 (R2)