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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.

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

|Tiberius| |Drusus| |Caesar|, |Tiberius| |and| |Drusus,| |Caesarea,| |33| |-| |34| |A.D.||drachm|
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

|Tiberius| |Drusus| |Caesar|, |Drusus,| |son| |of| |Tiberius,| |born| |13| |B.C.,| |died| |14| |September| |23| |A.D.,| |Restoration| |by| |Titus||as|
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-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 (Drusus Caesar, son of Tiberius Augustus, granson of the god Augustus), bare head left; reverse IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG REST, legend around S C; SOLD

Drusus and Germanicus, Sardes, Lydia, c. 23 - 26 A.D.

|Germanicus|, |Drusus| |and| |Germanicus,| |Sardes,| |Lydia,| |c.| |23| |-| |26| |A.D.||AE| |28|
Restruck c. 28-29 A.D., by Asinius Pollio, Proconsul. This coin was originally struck with the reverse legend EΠI APΞIEPEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY KΛEΩNOΣ ΣAP∆IANOY but using an elaborate set of ring-shaped countermark dies the obverse and reverse legends were restruck, the reverse indicating the new magistrate.
SH00025. Bronze AE 28, RPC I 2995; SNG Cop 518; SNG Munchen 507; SNG Tubingen 3806; BMC Lydia p. 252, 106; Weber 6905; SNGvA -, VF, weight 11.287 g, maximum diameter 27.6 mm, die axis 0o, Sardes (Sart, Turkey) mint, restruck c. 28 - 29 A.D.; obverse ∆ΠOYΣOΣ KAI ΓEPMANIKOΣ KAIΣAPEΣ NEOI ΘEOI ΦIΛA∆EΛΦOI, Drusus and Germanicus, togate, seated left on curule chairs, one holding lituus; reverse ΓAIΩ AΣINNIΩ ΠOΛΛIΩNI ANΘYΠATΩ, overstruck on original legend, oak and laurel wreath enclosing KOINOY AΣIAΣ; SOLD





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