Sestertius of Livia Minted under the Reign of Tiberius

Culture: Roman
Period: 22-23 A.D.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 3.6 cm in diameter; 27.45 grams
Price: Sold
Ref: 9015
Provenance: Auction Conand Hotel d’Ainay, Lyon on 27. September 2018, lot 52. Prior in a French private collection from the 1960s to 1970s.
Condition: Extremely fine.
Description: Magnificient bronze sestertius of Empress Livia, struck under the reign of her son Tiberius in the mint Rome. On the obverse the inscription: S P Q R/IVLIAE AUGUST. The image depicts a decorated carpentum (the roofed, two-wheeled Roman chariot), which was allowed within the city of Rome only to a few, high-ranking ladies, who mostly were members of the royal family. Two mules are harnessed in front of the carriage. On the reverse SC for Senatus Consulto (by the decree of the Senate), as well as encircling TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVUST P M TR POT XXIIII (for: Tiberius Caesar Divi Augusti Filius Augustus, Pontifex Maximus, Tribunicia Potestate Vicesima Quarta).