AE Sestertius, Drusus (caesar, AD 19-23). Rome mint. Struck under Tiberius, AD 22-23.
Obv. Confronted heads of Drusus' children on crossed cornuacopiae; caduceus between.
Rev. RVSVS CAESAR TI AVG F DIVI AVG N PONT TR POT II. Legend around large SC.
RIC I 42 (Tiberius); BMCRE 95 (Tiberius); Cohen 1 (Drusus).
About VF, tooled/cleaned.
Diam.: 35 mm
This issue, commemorating the birth of twin sons to Drusus, the son of the second emperor Tiberius, and his wife Livilla, was part of the series issued in AD 22 to promote the dynastic solidity of Tiberius’ family. One of the twins died in infancy, but the other, Tiberius Gemellus (meaning "twin") was named an heir along with his cousin Gaius (Caligula). Within a year of Caligula’s accession, however, the new emperor had Tiberius Gemellus murdered.
See images for a proper impression.
- Geografische Herkunft
- Römisches Reich
- AE Sestertius,
- Jahr / Periode und Variation
- Drusus (caesar, AD 19-23) - RIC I 42 (Tiberius)
- Über VF