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14 - 37 Tiberius served as a general during several conquests under Augustus. Although Augustus was his step-father, the emperor intended for his successor to be his friend Agrippa. However, because Agrippa, and later his own adopted sons, died while Augustus was still in power he finally (and reluctantly) settled on Tiberius. Whether he felt like second fiddle or not is left to speculation but what is for certain is that, unlike Augustus, he retained an uneasy relationship with the Senate and one which would eventually see him "divorcing" himself from its day-to-day business by his self-imposed exile to the island of Capri. In the beginning Tiberius ruled wisely and competently. He conferred with the Senate constantly and presented himself as a hardworking advocate of the people. But soon he became cynical after the flattery of Senators and rumors of betrayal. It was at this point that he quickly descended into a bitter and reclusive old man and then retired to Capri for the remainder of his life. While deathly ill and advanced in age, Caligula had him smothered with his own bedsheets... lest Tiberius decide to change his mind about naming him his successor.

AU Aureus


RIC 3, BMC 2, BN 4, CalicСѓ 308, C 47 Aureus Obv: TICAESARDIVIAVGFAVGVSTVS - Laureate head right.
Rev: TRPOTXVII Exe: IMPVII - Tiberius riding quadriga right, holding branch and scepter with eagle atop. 15-16 (Lugdunum). $10,945 5/10/05.




RIC 25, BMC 30, BN 13, C 15 Aureus Obv: TICAESARDIVIAVGFAVGVSTVS - Laureate head right.
Rev: PONTIFMAXIM - Livia seated right, holding scepter and branch; plain chair legs. $2,200 1/16/02.




RIC 26, C 16 Denarius Obv: TICAESARDIVIAVGAVGVSTVS - Laureate head right.
Rev: PONTIFMAXIM - Livia seated right, holding scepter and branch; ornamented chair legs. 14-37 (Lugdunum). $1,515 5/21/03.




RIC 27, BMC 39 Aureus Obv: TICAESARDIVIAVGFAVGVSTVS - Laureate head right.
Rev: PONTIFMAXIM - Livia seated right, holding spear and branch; ornamented chair legs.




RIC 29, BMC 46, C 15 Aureus Obv: TICAESARDIVIAVGFAVGVSTVS - Laureate head right.
Rev: PONTIFMAXIM - Livia seated right, holding spear and branch; ornamented chair legs. (Lugdunum).



AR Denarius


RIC 2 Denarius Obv: TICAESARDIVIFAVGFAVGVSTVS - Laureate head right.
Rev: TRPOTXVI Exe: IMPVII - Tiberius riding quadriga right, holding branch and scepter with eagle atop.




RIC 4, BMC 8 Denarius Obv: TICAESARDIVIFAVGFAVGVSTVS - Laureate head right.
Rev: TRPOTXVII Exe: IMPVII - Tiberius riding quadriga right, holding branch and scepter with eagle atop. $328 11/13/01.




RIC 26, BMC 34, C 16 Denarius Obv: TICAESARDIVIAVGAVGVSTVS - Laureate head right.
Rev: PONTIFMAXIM - Livia seated right, holding scepter and branch; plain chair legs. 14-37 (Lugdunum). $750 5/21/03.




RIC 28, BMC 45 Denarius Obv: TICAESARDIVIAVGAVGVSTVS - Laureate head right.
Rev: PONTIFMAXIM - Livia seated right, holding spear and branch; ornamented chair legs. 14-37 (Lugdunum).




RIC 29, C 15 Denarius Obv: TICAESARDIVIAVGFAVGVSTVS - Laureate head right.
Rev: PONTIFMAXIM - Livia seated right, holding spear and branch; ornamented chair legs. (Lugdunum). $650 5/21/03.




RIC 30, BMC 48, C 16 Denarius Obv: TICAESARDIVIAVGAVGVSTVS - Laureate head right.
Rev: PONTIFMAXIM - Livia seated right, holding scepter and branch; ornamented chair legs. 14-37 (Lugdunum).




Unlisted Denarius Obv: TICAESARDIVIAVGFAVGVSTVS - Laureate head right.
Rev: DIVOSAVGVSTDIVIF - Augustus laureate head right; star above. [RIC #24 lists same coin as Aureus].



AE Sestertius


RIC 48, C 3 Sestertius Obv: CIVITATIBVSASIAERESTITVTIS - Tiberius seated left, holding patera and scepter.
Rev: CAESARDIVIAVGFAVGVSTPMTRPOTXXIIII - Legend around large SC. 21-22 (Rome).




RIC 61, BMC 116, C 69 Sestertius Obv: No legend - Temple of Concordia facade.
Rev: CAESARDIVIAVGFAVGVSTPMTRPOTXXVII - Legend around large SC. 35-36 (Rome).




RIC 240, BMC 572, C 28 Sestertius Obv: TICAESARAVGVSTIFIMPERATORV - Bare head left.
Rev: No legend Exe: ROMETAVG - Altar of Rome and Augustus flanked by Victories on columns. 9-11 (Rome). $5,750 2/1/05.




RIC 241b, C 30 Sestertius Obv: TICAESARAVGVSTIFIMPERATORV - Laureate head left.
Rev: No legend Exe: ROMETAVG - Altar of Lugdunum decorated with a corona civica between laurels, these being flanked by stylized figures; to either side, Victories on columns facing each other. 9-11 (Rome).




RIC 246 (Augustus), BMC 588 Sestertius Obv: TICAESARAVGVSTFIMPERATVII - Laureate head right.
ROMEETAVG - Front elevation of the Altar of Lugdunum, decorated with the corona civica between two laurels, these being flanked by nude male figures; to left and right, Victories on columns facing each other.



AE Dupondius


RIC 39, BMC 90, C 6 Dupondius Obv: TICAESARDIVIAVGFAVGVSTIMPVIII - Laureate head left.
Rev: MODERATIONI - Shield with petals; Tiberius bust within. 16-22 (Rome).




RIC 90 Dupondius Obv: TICAESARDIVIAVGVSTIFAVGVSTVS - Laureate head right.
Rev: PONTMAXIMCOSIIIIMPVIITRPOTXXI - Crossed cornucopia, winged caduceus within. 19-21 (Commagene).




RIC 90v Dupondius Obv: TICAESARDIVIAVGVSTIFAVGVTVS - Laureate head right.
Rev: PONTMAXIMCOSIIIIMPVIITRPOTXXI - Crossed cornucopia, winged caduceus within. [As RIC 90 but obverse legend missing first first S in AVGVSTVS]. 19-21 (Commagene).




RIC 236a Dupondius Obv: TICAESARAVGVSTFIMPERATV - Laureate head right.
Rev: No legend Exe: ROMETAVG - Altar with two Victories. c.8-10 (Lugdunum).



AE As


RIC 34, BMC 68 As Obv: TICAESARDIVIAVGAVGVSTIMPVII - Bare-headed head left.
Rev: PONTIFMAXIMTRIBVNPOTESTXVII - Legend around S C, Draped female figure seated right, holding patera and long scepter. 15-16 (Rome).




RIC 44, BMC 91, S 1770 As Obv: TICAESARDIVIAVGFAVGVSTIMPVIII - Bare-headed head left.
Rev: PONTIFMAXIMTRIBVNPOTESTXXIIII - Legend around SC. 22-23 (Rome).




RIC 59, BMC 120, S 1771 As Obv: TICAESARDIVIAVGFAVGVSTIMPVIII - Laureate head left.
Rev: PONTIFMAXIMTRIBVNPOTESTXXXVII - Caduceus; S C across fields. 35-36 (Rome). $21 6/24/03.




RIC 64, BMC 135, S 1772 As Obv: TICAESARDIVIAVGFAVGVSTIMPVIII - Laureate head left.
Rev: PONTIFMAXIMTRIBVNPOTXXXIIX - Rudder superimposed on large banded globe. 36-37 (Rome).




RIC 65, C 22 As Obv: TICAESARDIVIAVGFAVGVSTIMPVIII - Laureate head left.
Rev: PONTIFMAXIMTRIBVNPOTESTXXXVII - Winged caduceus; S C across fields. 35-36 (Rome).




RIC 469 (Augustus), BMC 271, C 27 As Obv: TICAESARAVGVSTFIMPERAT - Bare head right.
Rev: PONTIFEXTRIBVNPOTESTATEXII - Large SC. 10 (Rome).



AE As (Posthumous)


RIC 211 (II, Titus) As Obv: TICAESARDIVIAVGFAVGVSTIMPVIII - Bare head left.
Rev: IMPTCAESDIVIVESPFAVGREST - Large SC. 80-81 (Rome).