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Marciana, Augusta, 105 - c. 113 A.D., Sister of Trajan, Mother of Matidia
Marciana, the eldest sister of the emperor Trajan, and mother of Matidia, was an accomplished woman. She lost her husband before her brother became emperor, and lived as a widow with Trajan's wife, Plotina, to whom she was united by the tenderest and most uninterrupted friendship. She an Plotina were awarded the title Augusta at the same time in 105. Marcian died c. 112 - 114 and received the honors of consecretation.