Roman bust of Emperor Tiberius – original size
Tiberius Iulius Caesar Augustus (prior to the adoption by Augustus: Tiberius Claudius Nero)
* November 16, 42 BC in Rome; Died March 16, 37 AD at Cape Misenum
Reigned from 14 to 37 AD
After his stepfather Augustus had died, Tiberius became the second Emperor of the Roman Empire, also a member of the Julio Claudian dynasty. His reign was one of the longest reigns of a Roman Emperor.
Already prior to his reign, Tiberius achieved significant military successes. His military activities set the northern boundary of the Roman Empire in Pannonia, Illyricum, Rhaetia and Germania. In the administration of the provinces, as well as in finance Tiberius was a successful Emperor. Towards the end of his life, the conflict of interest between the Senate reduced him in his political role, although the Emperor was now an institutionalized institution which remained the core of Roman identity for the next centuries.
- Total weight: approx. 17 kg
- Well packaged and delivered safely
- Height of Tiberius: 50 cm
Antique historians, particularly Tacitus and Suetonius, portray the Emperor Tiberius as an insidious dictator. Through his remote life out of the public, Tiberius had caused some dark speculation already in his lifetime. His appearance is described quite differently. Suetonius sees the Emperor Tiberius as a light-skinned man with shoulder-length hair and Tacitus describes him as a bald with numerous skin imperfections.
Yet, Tiberius was also a handsome, tall man, with an extraordinary strong left hand. Despite his nearly lifelong health, he had to contend with eye-catching rashes on the face. Tiberius had a home on Capri.
This high-quality Roman bust is a fantastic representation of the Roman Emperor Tiberius. The bust is made of fine Alabaster plaster, a heavy piece and an impressive collectible for every lover of Roman antiquity.
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