Tiberius Claudius Nero
Emperor 14 - 37
ministry and crucifixion of Jesus Christ occurred during
Tiberius [b. 42 bc] was forced to divorce his wife to marry Agrippa's widow
Julia. His unhappy marriage strained relations within the imperial family, and only
after all other candidates died was Tiberius chosen to succeed. He gradually
took over administration from the aging Augustus, taking the throne reluctantly after
Augustus' death in 14. Despite his great military and administrative ability,
Tiberius was never happy as Emperor. His intended heirs Germanicus and Drusus died
in the prime of life under suspicious circumstances, after which Tiberius spent his last
years as a recluse in a villa on Capri.
depicted on coins:
Drusus - son; Nero Claudius Drusus - brother;
Antonia, sister-in-law; Germanicus, son; Agrippina,
& Drusus Caesars, sons of Germanicus.