The style of the obverse is identical to an as struck in Rome, and dated to 15-16 AD (RIC I 72 [Tiberius]). The reverse demonstrates the development of the Julio-Claudian dynastic in the early years of Tiberius’ reign. The portrait of Livia, known as Julia Augusta by the dictates of Augustus’ will, demonstrates an increased divine association of the dowager empress; the crescent consciously parallels the star above the head of the Divus Augustus. The legend formula is apparently unknown elsewhere. The phrase genetrix orbis may allude to Venus Genetrix, the divine ancestress of the gens Iulia as well as mater or parens patriae, titles which the Senate bestowed on Livia.
Radiate head of Divus Augustus right; six-rayed star above, thunderbolt to right
PERM DIVI AVG COL ROM
Head of Livia left, set on globe, crescent above
IVLIA AVGVSTA GENETRIX ORBIS
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