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Drusus, son of Tiberius, born 13 B.C., died 14 September 23 A.D.

Drusus (also called Drusus Junior or Drusus the Younger), the only son of Tiberius, became heir to the throne after the death of Germanicus. Drusus' wife Livilla was seduced by the praetorian prefect Sejanus and she poisoned Drusus to support Sejanus' plot to become emperor. Dying before Tiberius, Drusus never obtained the throne. Sejanus' plot was discovered in 31 B.C. and he and Livilla were executed.


Augustus, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., Kyzikos, Mysia

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The Julio-Claudian princes depicted on this type are uncertain. References most often identify them as Caius and Lucius caesars, but Drusus and Germanicus have also been suggested, and there are other possibilities. The features of both portraits on this coin resemble Augustus, which doesn't help.
RP84131. Bronze AE 14, RPC I 2246 (7 spec.), SNG Ashmolean 1188, SNGvA -, SNG Cop -, BMC Mysia -, F, green patina, light corrosion and deposits, weight 2.226 g, maximum diameter 14.2 mm, die axis 0o, Kyzikos (Erdek, Turkey) mint, c. 4 B.C. - 2 A.D.; obverse KYZI, bare headed male head right; reverse bare headed male head right; very rare; $100.00 (€89.00)
 


Tiberius and Drusus, Caesarea, 33 - 34 A.D.

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RP21691. Silver drachm, RPC I 3622, F, weight 3.253 g, maximum diameter 17.0 mm, die axis 0o, Caesarea mint, 33 - 34 A.D.; obverse TI CAES AVG P M TR P XXXV, laureate head of Tiberius right; reverse DRVSVS CAES TI AVG COS II TR P, bare head of Drusus left; rare; SOLD


Drusus, son of Tiberius, born 13 B.C., died 14 September 23 A.D., Restoration by Titus

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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.
SH36242. Copper as, RIC II, part 1, 437, BMCRE II Titus 28; restoring SRCV I 1794, RIC I Tiberius 45, aVF, weight 9.055 g, maximum diameter 26.4 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 80 - 81 A.D.; obverse DRVSVS CAESAR TI AVG F DIVI AVG N, bare head left; reverse IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG REST, legend around S C; SOLD







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OBVERSE LEGENDS

DRVSVSCAESARTIAVGFDIVIAVGN
DRVSVSCAESTIAVGFCOSIITRP
DRVSVSCAESTIAVGFCOSIITRPIT
DRVSVSCAESTIAVGCOSIITRP
DRVSVSCAESTIAVGCOSIIRPOT
TICAESAVGPMTRPXXX


REFERENCES

American Numismatic Society (ANS) Collections Database Online - http://numismatics.org/search/search
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