Tiberius Gemellus, AE16 "Thunderbolt" Lydia, Philadelphia VERY RARE!

Ancient Coins - Tiberius Gemellus, AE16 "Thunderbolt" Lydia, Philadelphia VERY RARE!
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Emperor: Tiberius Gemellus. Obverse: TIBERION CEBATON Bare head right. Reverse: NEO KEC PEIC Winged thunderbolt. Mint & Date of Striking: Lydia, Philadelphia 35-37 BC. References: RPC I 3017, SNG Cop 373 EXTREMELY RARE. Size/Denomination/Weight: 16mm, AE Bronze, 3.24g. An extremely rare coin of the little known and seldom seen co-heir of Tiberius. Below is information regarding Tiberius Gemellus. "Tiberius Gemellus was born in 19 AD as twin brother to Germanicus Gemellus. They were the sons of Livilla, the sister of Germanicus and Claudius, and given to her husband Drusus, the son of the emperor Tiberius. However, it is probable that they were actually fathered by Sejanus, the ambitious prefect of Tiberius. During the last years of Tiberius' life, his options for a youthful heir had narrowed to his only 'grandson' Tiberius Gemellus and his grandnephew Caligula. Both young men were adopted as co-heirs in 35. However, when Tiberius died in 37, the prefect Macro declared Caligula to be the new emperor, just as the two had pre-arranged. For appearances' sake, Tiberius Gemellus was hailed princeps iuventutis, but within months was executed for treason. Suetonius tells us that that the smell on the unfortunate boy's breath was not a poison antidote, but merely a cough medicine. This portrait is especially important because it depicts him not as a child, but as a teen and heir to the throne. All of the coins from this issue share the same obverse die."
Preis SKU: GRP0043
US$ 700.00
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