Browsing Roman Imperial Coins of Livia


Livia, wife of Augustus mother of Tiberius and grandmother of Claudius. According to Suetonius, she poisoned Caius and Lucius as well as Augustus himself, in order to ensure the accession of Tiberius.

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RIC 43
sear5 #1741
Livia AE Dupondius. Struck ca 22/3 AD. PIETAS beneath veiled, diademed and draped bust of Livia as Pietas right / DRVSVS CAESAR TI AVGVSTI F TR POT ITER around large SC. Cohen 1. (6 examples)
RIC 43vLivia AE Dupondius. Issued under Tiberius, 22-23 AD. PIETAS behind veiled and diademed bust of Livia as Pietas right / DRVSVS CAESAR TI AVGVSTI F TR POT ITER around large SC. RIC 43 var (position of obv. legend). TextImage
RIC 46
sear5 #1739
Livia AE Dupondius. Struck under Tiberius, 22-23 AD. IVSTITIA, diademed and draped bust of Livia as Justice right / TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVG P M TR POT XXIIII around large SC.(6 examples)
RIC 47
sear5 #1740
Livia, AE Dupondius. SALVS AVGVSTA, draped bust of Livia as Salus right, hair in knot behind head / TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVG TR POT XXIIII around large SC. RIC 47; BMCRE 82; Sear 1740. (6 examples)
RIC 50Livia AE Sestertius. Struck under Tiberius. SPQR IVLIAE AVGVST, in two lines in two lines above ornamented carpentum being drawn by two mules / TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST PM TR POT XXIIII around large SC. Cohen 6.TextImage
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RIC 51
sear5 #1738
Livia. AE sestertius, 27.51 g. Struck under Tiberius, AD 22-23. SPQR IVLIAE AVGVST in three lines, funeral carpentum drawn right by two mules / TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST P M TR POT XXIIII. around large SC. RIC 51; BMCRE 76; Cohen 6; Sear 1738. (3 examples)
RIC 406 [titus]Livia, AE Dupondius. 12.89g, 28mm. Restoration issue under Titus. Rome, AD 80-81. IVSTITIA, draped bust of Livia as Justitia right, wearing stephane / IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG P M, TR P P P COS VIII RESTITVIT in two lines around large SC. RIC 406; Sear 3587.TextImage
RIC 424[titus]Livia, commemorative coinage by Titus (79-81 AD). AE Dupondius, Rome, 80-81 AD. 27mm, 13.31 gr. IVSTITIA, draped bust of Livia as Justitia right, wearing stephane / IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG REST, around large SC. Cohen 9, RIC II 424 (Titus), BMC 289 (Titus), Komnick 15.TextImage
Buttrey 13, 3Livia, AE tessera. Struck under Tiberius. Head of Livia left, hair with light waves and tied in small knot in back, within circle only / III within border and wreath. Buttrey 13, 3; Cohen -; Belfort -.TextImage
Augusta
SNGLev 1246
Livia AE19 of Cilicia, Augusta. 14-37 AD. Draped bust of Livia right / AYGOYCTANWN ETOYS ZP, helmeted head of Athena with aegis right. TextImage
Romula
RPC 73
Divus Augustus and Livia, AE32 Dupondius of Colonia Romula, Spain. 23.44 gr. Struck after AD 16. DIVI AVG COL ROM PERM, Radiate head of Divus Augustus right; six-rayed star above, thunderbolt to right / IVLIA AVGVSTA GENETRIX ORBIS, Head of Livia left, set on globe, crescent above. RPC 73; Sear (1988) 551; Vives pl. CLXVII, 2; Burgos 1587; SNG Cop. 421.TextImage
Oea<
RPC 833
Livia, AE26 of Oea, Syrtica, 14-29. 9.33 g. Draped bust right; grain ear behind head, peacock standing right before head / Helmeted bust of Minerva left, wearing aegis; Neo-Punic WY'T in left field. RPC 833; Mueller 35; SNG Cop 34; RPC I 833.TextImage
Oea
RPC 835
Syrtica, Oea. Livia, mother of Tiberius. AE 26mm. Her draped bust right / Bust of Athena left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet and aegis; Punic legend before. TextImage
Corinth
RPC 1153
Livia AE As of Corinth. Struck 32-33 AD. L Arrius Peregrinus and L Furius Labeo, duovirs. Diademed, draped bust right / L FVRIO LABEONE around, COR below, Hexastyle temple inscribed GENT IVLI. RPC 1153; Amandry 169-173.TextImage
Corinth
RPC 1153
Livia AE20 As of Corinth. Struck 32-33 AD. L Arrius Peregrinus and L Furius Labeo, duovirs. Diademed, draped bust right / L FVRIO LABEONE around, COR below, Hexastyle temple inscribed GENT IVLI. RPC 1153; Amandry 169-173.TextImage
Thessaly
Koinon

RPC 1431
Livia, AE25 of Koinon of Thessaly. Struck under Tiberius. AD 14-37. 13.71 g. Magistrate Lykoutos. SEBASTHWN QESSALWN, female figure (Livia?) seated right, holding laurel branch and sceptre / STRATHGOU LUKOUTOU, Demeter standing facing, head left, holding grain ears and long torch; V on inverted W on A monogram in left field. RPC 1431; Burrer 22.2 (this coin); Rogers 74; Mionnet Supp. III, 65.TextImage
Koinon of Thessaly

RPC 1434
Livia, AE24 of the Koinon of Thessaly. SEBASTHWN THESSALWN, diademed veiled bust of Livia left / STRATHGOU ANTIGONOU, the nymph Larissa standing facing, right hand raised (holding globe?), monogram to left. RPC 1434.TextImage
Koinon of
Thessaly
RPC 1434, right
Livia, AE23 3-Assaria of Koinon of Thessaly. Struck under Claudius. 11.78 g. Antigonos, strategos. QESSALWN [S]EBASTHWN, veiled female head (Livia?) right, wearing stephane / STRATH[GOU A]NTIGONOU, the nymph Larissa standing left, holding ball in her right hand; monogram to left. Burrer Em. 1, Series 2, 27.3 (this coin); BCD Thessaly II 924.1; RPC 1434.TextImage
Koinon of
Thessaly
RPC 1438
Livia(?), AE17 Assaria of Koinon of Thessaly. Struck under Claudius. 4.05 g. Antigonos, strategos. QESSALWN, draped bust right (Livia or Apollo?) / ANTIGONOU STRATHG, Artemis Ennodia running right, holding torch in each hand; monogram to right. BCD Thessaly II 928; RPC 1438.TextImage
Dium
RPC 1543
Livia AE23 of Macedonia, Dium or Pella. Veiled bust right, PIETAS below / L. RVSTI CELLVS CORDVS III VIR QVINC DD in six lines. TextImage
Thessalonica
RPC 1563
Livia, AE of Thessalonica, Macedonia. 3.64 g. QE[O]U LIBIA, diademed and draped bust right / QES[SA]LONI, horse leaping right. RPC 1563; Touratsoglu 87.TextImage
Thessalonika
RPC 1568
Tiberius and Livia AE24 of Thessalonika. Laureate head right, K(?) countermark on neck / Head right. TextObvRev
Phanagoria
RPC 1935
Livia (?), AE20 of Agrippia (Phanagoria), Thrace, Veiled female head right / AGPIR REWN Prow left, H in field, three pellets below. TextObvRev
Pantikapaion
RPC 1936
Livia, AE of Pantikapaion as Caesareia, Bosporos. 8.55 g. Draped and veiled bust of Livia as Aphrodite Apatura right, wearing kalathos / KAISAREWN, sceptre with flower, H in right field. RPC 1936; MacDonald 274; SNG Cop. 9 (Phanagoreia).TextImage
Pergamum
RPC 2359
Livia and Julia (wife and daughter of Augustus) AE19 of Mysia, Pergamum. Ca 10-2 BC, under Charinos the grammateus. LIBIAN HRAN CARINOS, draped bust of Livia, as Hera, right / IOYLIAN AFRODITHN, draped bust of Julia, as Aphrodite, right. BMC 248, SNGCop 464. TextImage
Magnesia
Lydia
RPC 2452
Livia, AE16, 3.91 gr of Magnesia ad Sipylum, Lydia. After 17 AD. CEBACTHN MAGNHTEC APO C, draped bust of Livia right / QEON CYNKLHTON, draped bust of Senate right. RPC 2452.TextImage
Magnesia ad Sipylum
RPC 2452C
Livia AE16 of Magnesia ad Sipylum, Lydia. 17-37 BC. 2.76 gr. CEBACTHN MAGNHTEC AP CI, draped bust of Livia right / QEON CYNKLHTON, bare head of the Senate right. RPC I 2452C; Paris 655; Waddington 5077; Imhoof LS 3.TextImage
Magnesia
ad Sipylum
RPC 2453
Livia, AE18 of Magnesia ad Sipylum, Lydia. 3.07 g. Struck under Tiberius, AD 14-37. ΘEAN CEBACTHN, draped bust of Livia right / CYNKΛHTON MAΓNHTEC AΠO C, draped bust of the Senate right. RPC I 2453; BMC 48; Paris 652; SNG Munich 256.TextImage
Smyrna
RPC 2469
Livia AE 22mm of Smyrna, Ionia. P. Petronius, proconsul and Hieronymus, strategus. Struck 29-35 AD. ΣEBAΣTH ΣYNKΛHTOY ΣMYΡNAIΩN IEΡΩNYMOY, Diademed and draped bust of Senate right facing draped bust of Livia) left, in stephane / ΣEBAΣTOΣ TIBEΡIOΣ EΠI ΠETΡΩNIOY, tetrastyle temple with statue of Tiberius as pontifex standing facing within.TextImage
Mysomacedones
RPC Supp 1, 2568
Livia, AE16 of Mysomacedones. AD 14-29. CEBACTH, Livia seated left on throne, holding sceptre and branch / MYCOMAKEΔON-ΩN, cult image of Artemis Ephesia facing. RPC I Supp. 2568.3 (this coin); Leschhorn, Mysomakedones, 56.TextImage
Ephesos
RPC 2576
Livia, AE17 of Ephesos, Ionia. Magistrate Aristeas Asklepiades. 2.93 gr. AD 14-29. No legend, draped bust of Livia right, hair in a bun / EFE GRAMMATEUS ARISTEAS ASKLHPI-ADHS in five lines across fields and in exergue, Stag standing right. RPC I 2576; SNG Cop 367.TextImage
Ephesos
RPC 2580
Livia, AE15 of Ephesos, Ionia. Magistrate Aristeas Metrobeis. 3.99 gr. AD 14-29. No legend, draped bust of Livia right, hair in a bun / EFE GRAMMATEUS ARISTEAS MHTROB-EIS in five lines across fields and in exergue, Stag standing right. RPC 2580; SNG Cop 368; Imhoof GM 282A.TextImage
Tralles
RPC 2641
Livia, AE19 of Tralles, Lydia. 23 BC - AD 14. Magistrate Nikomedes. KAIΣAΡEΩN, veiled bust of Livia right / NIKOMHΔHΣ, laureate head of Zeus right. RPC I 2641; BMC 82-BMC 83; Vienna 36784; Mionnet Supp. VII, 668; Paris 1580.TextImage
Apollonia Salbace
RPC 2865
Livia. AE16 of Apollonia Salbace, Caria. AD 14-29. 3.63 g. Magistrate Kallipppos Artemidoros. ΣEBAΣTH, draped bust right / KAΛΛIΠΠOΣ AΡTEMIΔΩΡOY AΠOΛΛΩNIATΩN, Dionysos, wearing short chiton, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos. RPC 2865; SNG von Aulock 2488; BMC 20; SNG Cop 146.TextImage
Tripolis
Lydia

RPC 3053
Livia AE 16mm of Tripolis, Lydia. Struck 14-29 AD. Head of Livia left; SEBASTH behind / Club of Herakles; IEΡATIKOΣ (magistrate). SNG Cop 741. TextImage
Eumeneia
RPC 3143
Livia AE14 of Eumeneia, Phrygia. Kastoris Soteira. HPA LIBIA, draped bust right with hair in bound plait behind neck / EVM-ENEWN-KASTORIS-SWTIRA in four lines within wreath. TextImage
Eumeneia
RPC 3148
Livia, AE of Eumeneia, Phrygien. 3.59 g. SEBASTH, draped bust left / KLEWN - AGAPH - TOS - EUMENE - WN in five lines within wreath. RPC 3148: BMC 38.TextImage
Eucarpeia
RPC 3160
Livia, AE of Eukarpeia, Phrygia. after 14 AD. 2.76 g. SEBASTH, draped bust right / EUKAR PITIKOU APFIA IERHA in four lines within lined border, all within dotted border. RPC 3160; BMC 14.TextImage
Augusta
Cilicia
RPC 4007
Livia, AE16 of Augusta, Cilicia; 14-29 AD. 2,94 gr. No legend, draped bust right / AYGOYSTANWN, capricorn right with globe between forelegs, star above. RPC 4007; SNG Cop 69; BMC 1.TextImage
RPC 4009vLivia AE 19 of Cilicia, Augusta. 123–124 AD. IOYLIA SEBASTH, draped bust of Livia right / AYGOYCTA CTA—NW—N, Tyche seated right in turreted crown, holding two stalks of grain in right hand, river god wading at feet, era date ΔΡ (Year 104) before. BMC 3v. TextImage
Augusta
RPC 4011B
Livia, AE17 of Augusta, Cilicia. 14-37 AD. 2.6g. Draped bust of Livia right, with hair in a knot and stephane / (AUGOUSTANWN), draped and helmeted bust of Athena right. Karbach 1990 37,1; RPC I 4011B; Ziegler 860.TextImage
Caesarea Paneas
RPC 4952
Livia, AE16 of Caesarea Paneas, struck by Herod Philip, Tetrarch of Batanea, 4 BC-AD 34 AD. IOYLIA CEBACTH, draped bust of Livia right / KARPOFOROCC ("fruit-bearing"), hand holding three stalks of grain, L L-D (year 34) across fields. Hendin 1233; RPC 4952, RPC 4949; Hendin 540.TextImage
Alexandria
RPC 5027
Alexandria, Egypt. Julia Augusta (Livia). Augusta, AD 14-29. AE Diobol (23mm, 9.87 g, 12h). Bare head right / Filleted double cornucopiae. RPC I 5027; Köln 36; Dattari (Savio) 71; K&G 3.2.TextImage
Alexandria
RPC 5058
sear5 #1746
Livia AE23 Diobol of Roman Alexandria. Year 40=10/11 AD. Bust right / LM in oak wreath. SGI 209, Milne 26cf. (2 examples)
Alexandria
RPC 5079
Livia, AR of Alexandria, Egypt. 14-29 AD. Head of Livia right / Bundle of two grain ears and two poppies; date L-D across field. RPC 5079; Dattari 104-5; Milne -.TextImage
Augusta
SGI 207
Livia AE18 of Augusta, Cilicia. Draped bust right / AUGOUCTANWN, Capricorn right carrying globe, star above. TextImage
Augusta
SNGLev 1238
Livia AE20 of Augusta, Cilicia. CEBACTH LIOVIA, draped bust right / AUGOUCTA NHNDP, Tyche seated right with river god swimming below. TextImage
Uncertain AE24 Livia AE24, unclear mint, Thrace ?. Bust of Livia (?) right / two female deities standing to left and right of altar (?). TextImage
Egypt
Milne 15
sear5 #1743
Livia AE Diobol of Alexandria, Egypt. LIOVIA SEBASTOY, head right / PATROS PATRIDOS, filleted double cornucopiae. Koeln 36, Dattari 72, Emmett 52, RPC 5027. (3 examples)
Milne 30cfLivia AE23 Diobol of Roman Alexandria. Year 41=11/12 AD. Bust right / LMA in oak wreath. SNGCop 40. TextObvRev
Milne 32Livia AE Diobol of Roman Alexandria. Year 42 = 12/13 AD. LIOVIA CEBACTOV, head right / L-MB, Athena standing left, holding Nike, shield at foot right. Koln 45. TextObvRev
Coins and Livia by Barbara McManus (Co-Director, The VRoma Project)
Coins of Livia at the Ancient Coin Forum

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