Drusus, son of Tiberius, born 13 B.C., died 14 September 23 A.D.

Drusus. Caesar, AD 19-23. As (28mm, 10.63 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck under Tiberius, AD 22-23. Bare head left / Legend around large S C. RIC I 45 (Tiberius).  Joe Geranio Collection


Drusus (also called Drusus Junior or Drusus the Younger), the only son of Tiberius, became heir to the throne after the death of Germanicus. Drusus' wife Livilla was seduced by the praetorian prefect Sejanus and she poisoned Drusus to support Sejanus' plot to become emperor. Dying before Tiberius, Drusus never obtained the throne. Sejanus' plot was discovered in 31 B.C. and he and Livilla were executed.


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Obverse legends

DRVSVSCAESARTIAVGFDIVIAVGN
DRVSVSCAESTIAVGFCOSIITRP
DRVSVSCAESTIAVGFCOSIITRPIT
DRVSVSCAESTIAVGCOSIITRP
DRVSVSCAESTIAVGCOSIIRPOT
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Rarity of Denominations, Average Weights of Well Preserved Coins, Mints, and Other Information

Silver denarius (Tiberius obverse) R6
Sestertius  R1
Sestertius without portrait  S
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Rome


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