Tiberius was the son of Livia, and the stepson, then adopted son of Augustus. When Augustus ran out of heirs, Tiberius found himself, almost by default, Augustus' successor. Although Tiberius' reign was long and relatively peaceful, he was much maligned in the sources as a pervert. Even if that was so, he proved himself to be an able administrator of the empire, and dutifully followed the example of Augustus
For explanations of many of the abbreviations used in Roman imperial obverse legends, click here.
Tiberius and Valerius Gratus, Judaea
Bronze AE16 issued AD 18/19.
Obv: TIB KAI CAP, Legend within wreath.
Rev: IOYΛIA LⲈ, Palm branch.
Fine | AUD $65.00
Bronze as issued AD 35/36.
Obv: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST IMP VIII, Laureate head facing right.
Rev: PONTIF MAXIM TRIBVN POTEST XXXVII, Winged caduceus, SC across.
Good Fine | AUD $120.00
Silver denarius issued AD 16-37.
Obv: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS, Laureate head facing right.
Rev: PONTIF MAXIM, Female seated left holding scepatre and branch.
Fair-Fine | AUD $200.00