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ID number: BIRBI-R0910
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey
Maker: Tiberius I; Lugdunum
Place made: Lyons
Date made: AD 14-15
Diameter (cm): 2.05
Weight (g): 3.63
Axis (degrees): 0.00
Provenance: Haines 2573. ex Sir Charles Oman collection 1949.
Description: Obverse: laureate head of Tiberius r. Reverse: Tiberius in slow quadriga r., holding laurel branch in r. hand and eagle-tipped sceptre in l., horses' heads all turned r.
The titles on this coin show that Tiberius was already in a position of great power before the death of Augustus. Tribunician power meant that he could call an assembly of the people, sit in the Senate, veto any law, and that his person was sacred and inviolable.
Inscriptions: Obverse: TI•CAESAR•DIVI•AVG•F•AVGVSTVS• (Tiberius Caesar Son of the Divine Augustus, Augustus)
Reverse: TR•POT•XVI•IMP•VII• ([in his] sixteenth Tribunician Power, Victorious General seven times)
Bibliography: RIC I Tiberius 2; RIC I(2) Tiberius 2
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