Livia 58 B.C. – 29 A.D.

Livia was the mother of Tiberius and grandmother of Claudius. She married at the age of 15 and was forced to get a divorce a year or two later to marry Octavian instead. After her death at 87 she was consecrated by Claudius. AE Dupondius (Posthumous) RIC 43 (Tiberius), BMC 98, C 1 Dupondius Obv: PIETAS - Veiled bust right. Rev: DRVSVSCAESARTIAVGVSTIFTRPOTITER - Large SC. $800 1/16/02. RIC 46 (Tiberius), BMC 79, C 4 Dupondius Obv: IVSTITIA - Diademed, draped bust right. Rev: TICAESARDIVIAVGFAVGTRPOTXXIIII - Large SC. RIC 47 (Tiberius), C 5 Dupondius Obv: SALVSAVGVSTA - Diademed,...

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Augustus 27 B.C. – 14 A.D.

Originally called Octavian, his name is today known simply as Augustus which was the title given him by the Senate in the year 27 B.C. He was the grandnephew of Julius Caesar and was following an illustrious military career when Caesar was murdered. On hearing of this he set in motion a series of alliances meant to avenge his great-uncle's assassins. He recruited Lepidus and Marc Antony for the task, defeated Brutus and his co-conspirators and then carved up the Roman world among the three. Lepidus was thus left in control of the African provinces, Marc Antony with Egypt and the eastern provinces...

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