Roman Imperial coin, bronze, AE dupondius. Struck during the reign of Tiberius Caesar in honor of his mother Livia (58 B.C.E. - 29 C.E.), after her death, c. 22-23 C.E. The head of Livia wears a diadem and faces right in profile on obverse with the inscription "IVSTITIA" in the exergum. On reverse, the inscriptions "S.C" center with "TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVG P M TR POT XXIIII" surrounding edge of coin.
Date range: c. 22-23 C.E.
Remarks: Livia Drusilla was the wife of Tiberius Claudius Nero and later the wife of Emperor Augustus (27 B.C.E. -14 C.E.), who compelled her husband to divorce her in 38 B.C.E. Mother of Tiberius and Nero Claudius Drusus (also konwn as Drusus the Elder) by her first husband. Tiberius issued many coins that featured his mother after her death in 29 C.E. at the age of 85. Tiberius' coins were minted in Rome, Lugdunum, Caesarea, and possibly Samosata.
Reference: David Sear, "Roman Coins and Their Values" , London 2000 (Vol I), #1729, pg 341
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