LT No. 86. Femina Princeps’ and her Exceptional Numismatic Accolades

Dr. Tracene Harvey, Director/Curator of the Museum of Antiquities at the University of Saskatchewan, explores the Roman empress Livia’s socially and politically potent visual image as communicated through coins. Coins of Livia from both Rome and the provinces, offer a greater understanding of the power and influence embodied in Livia’s unique visual persona, as well as the male-female, gender-based ideologies of power early in the Julio-Claudian dynasty.