Tiberius became Augustus' stepson when the emperor married Livia in 38 B.C. Augustus forced Tiberius to divorce the wife he loved and to marry his daughter Julia. Tiberius hated his new wife and escaped her by going into voluntary exile at Rhodes in 6 B.C. After the deaths of the other possible successors, he was recalled in 2 A.D. and groomed to succeed Augustus, which he did on 19 August 14. The empire thrived under Tiberius; however, his reign was marred by a conspiracy to rule by his Praetorian Praefect Sejanus and by his descent into paranoia near the end of his reign. Tiberius moved to Capri in 26, and ruled from there until his natural death on 16 March 37.
Nero, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt, TiberiusReverse
In 66 A.D. the First Jewish Revolt began. The Zealots took Jerusalem and annihilated the Roman garrison (a cohort of Legio III). The Sicarii captured the fortress of Masada overlooking the Dead Sea. Cestius Gallus, legate of Syria, marched into Judea with a Roman army of 28,000. After retreating from Jerusalem, he was surrounded at Beth-Horon and nearly wiped out by the Zealots.
RX66491. Billon tetradrachm, RPC I 5295; Kampmann 14.101; Dattari 185; Geissen 187; BMC Alexandria p. 15, 114; Milne 256, VF, toned, weight 11.924 g, maximum diameter 23.7 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, 29 Aug 66 - 28 Aug 67 A.D.; obverse NEPΩ KΛAY KAIΣ ΣEB ΓEP AY, radiatebust left, wearing aegis, date LIΓ left ( year 13 ); reverse TIBEPIOΣ KAIΣAP, laureate head of Tiberius right; $180.00 (135.00)
Lot of 4 Scarce Roman Julio-Claudian Bronze Coins from Spain
1) Augustus / Caius and Lucius, RPC I 107. 2) Tiberius / Nero and Drusus Caesars, RPC I 179. 3) Tiberius / Drusus and Livia, RPC I 233. 4) Tiberius / Germanicus and Drusus, RPC I 137.
Tiberius, 19 August 14 - 16 March 37 A.D., Amphipolis, Macedonia
Tauropolos is an epithet for the goddess Artemis, variously interpreted as worshipped at Tauris, or pulled by a yoke of bulls, or hunting bull goddess. A statue of Artemis "Tauropolos" in her temple at Brauron in Attica was supposed to have been brought from the Taurians by Iphigenia. Tauropolia was a festival of Artemis in Athens. - Wikipedia
RP67776. Bronze AE 20, RPC I 1633, SNG ANS 170, VF, tight flan, attractive, weight 8.132 g, maximum diameter 20.5 mm, die axis 0o, Amphipolis mint, obverse TI KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣTOΣ, laureate head left; reverse AMΦIΠOΛITΩN, Artemis Tauropolos riding aside facing on bull galloping right, holding billowing inflated veil overhead with both hands; $150.00 (112.50)
On 3 August 8 A.D., the Roman general and caesarTiberius defeated the Illyrians in Dalmatia on the River Bathinus. Tiberius was one of Rome's greatest generals, conquering Pannonia, Dalmatia, Raetia, and temporarily Germania; but he came to be remembered only as a dark and reclusive ruler. Pliny the Elder called him tristissimus hominum, "the gloomiest of men."
RB65344. Copper as, RIC IAugustus 470 var (obv. legend break IMPERA-TORV), BMCRE I Augustus 274 var (same), Fair, rough, pitted, weight 9.581 g, maximum diameter 27.7 mm, die axis 45o, Rome mint, as caesar under Augustus, 8 - 10 A.D.; obverseTI CAESARAVGVST F IMPERAT-ORV, bare head right; reversePONTIFEX TRIBVN POTESTATE XII, legend around large SC; unlisted variety of a rare (R2) type; $110.00 (82.50)
Tiberius and Drusus Caesar, 19 August 14 - 16 March 37 A.D., Uncertain Mint (Philippi?), Macedonia
Drusus, the only son of Tiberius, never obtained the throne. Drusus' wife Livilla was seduced by the praetorian prefect Sejanus. She poisoned Drusus to support Sejanus' plot to become emperor. Years later the plot was discovered and Sejanus and Livilla were executed.
RP59942. Bronze AE 18, RPC I 1658; BMC Mysia p. 104, 92 (Parium); SNG Cop -; SNG ANS -, aF, weight 5.335 g, maximum diameter 17.0 mm, die axis 0o, Philippi(?) mint, obverse TI AVG DRVSVS CAESAR, jugate heads of Tiberius and Drusus right; reverse two priests plowing right behind oxen; $85.00 (63.75)