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Matidia, Niece of Trajan, Daughter of Mariana, Mother of Sabina, Augusta c. 113 - 119 A.D.

Matidia was the daughter of Marciana, Trajan's niece, and by all accounts she was adored by him. She bore several children, notably the future empress Sabina, wife of Hadrian. After her her mother died, about c. 113, by a decree of the Senate, she was declared Augusta. Possessing all the virtues of her mother, she received the honors of the apotheosis during the reign of Hadrian. The coins of Matidia are of the greatest rarity, especially the sestertius.

|Matidia|, |Matidia,| |Niece| |of| |Trajan,| |Daughter| |of| |Mariana,| |Mother| |of| |Sabina,| |Augusta| |c.| |113| |-| |119| |A.D.||sestertius|
Matidia was the daughter of Marciana, Trajan's niece, and by all accounts she was adored by him. She bore several children, notably the future empress Sabina, wife of Hadrian. After her her mother died, about c. 113, by a decree of the Senate, she was declared Augusta. Possessing all the virtues of her mother, she received the honors of the apotheosis during the reign of Hadrian. The coins of Matidia are of the greatest rarity, especially the sestertius.
SH03431. Orichalcum sestertius, SRCV II 1069, RIC II Trajan 761, BMCRE III 1088, Fair, tooled and smoothed, weight 19.15 g, maximum diameter 33.7 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, obverse Matidia bust right, draped, hair arranged in coils with jewels on crown of head, front hair drawn over high comb; reverse PIETAS AVGVST (to the piety of the Emperor), Matidia standing front, head left, reaching down to Sabina and Matidia the younger standing at her feet; very rare; SOLD







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