, 102, p. 194, 219; 236; 3; 78, aVF, 29.203 g, maximum 36.6 mm, 180o, Rome mint, issued by , 42 A.D.; M F GERMANICI CAESARIS, draped right; TI CLAVDIVS AVG IMP P P, around large S C; a little grainy; SOLD
, 102, p. 194, 219; 236; 3; 78, VF, 27.92 g, maximum 34.8 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 42 A.D.; M F GERMANICI CAESARIS, draped right; TI CLAVDIVS AVG IMP P P, around large S C; green ; SOLD
Most references identify the portrait as Livia, but as David notes, "the of represents (but seemingly does not portray) and/or . It no doubt reflects the justice they received from the trial of for the murder of .." He explains that the portrait does not appear to be of either of them, perhaps because it was intended to represent them both simultaneously.
Since knew, but had no evidence, that murdered on orders from , she was not satisfied with this "justice" and continued to be an outspoken critic of and his prefect, . had her accused of adultery. She was flogged so severely that she lost an eye, and was banished to the island of Pandateria where she starved to death four years later. Her sons and also died imprisoned. When her son became emperor, the first act of his reign was to return the ashes of his mother and brothers to Rome.RB58415.
, 498, Livia 46, Livia 4, VF, 13.937 g, maximum 29.0 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 22 - 23 A.D.; , diademed and draped of right; XXIII, large S C; SOLD
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