[15 BCE - 19
Given name: Tiberius
grandson of Marc
grandson of Livia,
brother of Claudius &
father of Caligula.
Adopted son & designated heir of Tiberius
by order of Augustus.
Popular & successful general. Poisoned by wife of Tiberius'
ally, Calpurnius Piso.
164, 206; 19.117, 223, 20.148;
_____, War 2.178.
of Caesars: Gaius Caligula 1-6.
Cassius Dio, Roman
Other resources on line:
of Germanicus - image in Barbara Mc Manus' Rome: Republic to
Empire (College of New Rochelle).
Bronze coin issued by
Claudius in 42 CE
presents his dead brother (rather than his uncle Tiberius) as Augustus'
original intended heir. The inscription reads: Germanicus Caesar Ti
Aug F Divi Aug N
("Germanicus Caesar Tiberius Augustus, son of the divine
Augustus"). For high resolution images of
this & other coins
honoring Germanicus see Joseph Sermarini's excellent numismatic website Forum
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