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Emperor Gallienus, AD 253-268. A remarkable, sensitively carved portrait showing the emperor in early manhood. Son of the emperor Valerian. Compared to other Roman emperors of the age, Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus was an exception, as far as he was not a soldier-emperor. He was rather a thoughtful, intellectual ruler, possessing sophisticated Greek tastes.

Emperor Gallienus, AD A remarkable, sensitively carved portrait showing…

Gallienus, 41st Emperor.  253–260 with Valerian; 260 with Saloninus 260–268 alone.

Roman Emperor Gallienus Son of Valerian and Egnatia Mariniana. Husband to Cornelia Salonina

Macrinus ( ca. 165 – June 218) was Roman Emperor from 217 to 218. Macrinus' origin was Mauretanian, probably of mixed extraction with Punic or Punicized elements. As a member of the equestrian class he became the first emperor who did not hail from the senatorial class. Macrinus was overthrown and executed in 218.

Macrinus - the Emperor of Rome. He may have murdered Caracalla after an oracle kept proclaiming that Macrinus would become emperor (Caracalla would have surely murdered Macrinus). The first emperor from the Equestrian class.

Hadrian, 76-138 AD Roman Emperor, Bronze Head, from Egyp

Hadrian, 76-138 AD Roman Emperor, Bronze Head, from Egypt

Bust of Maximinus Thrax. Marble. Ca. 235 A.D. (Rome, Capitoline Museums, Palazzo Nuovo, Hall of the Emperors)

Bust of Maximinus Thrax Emperor of Rome - Marble. 235 A. - Rome, Capitoline Museums, Palazzo Nuovo, Hall of the Emperors.

Emperor Titus Flavius Domitianus Roman statue, 90 BCE  Domitian was one of the most ruthless of the Roman emperors. He rewarded good administration, but was insecure, suspicious, and vindictive. He was assassinated by a group of court officials.

Emperor Titus Flavius Domitianus Roman statue, 90 BCE Domitian was one of the most ruthless of the Roman emperors. He rewarded good administration, but was insecure, suspicious, and vindictive. He was assassinated by a group of court officials.

Portrait of the Roman emperor Maximinus Thrax (r. 235-238 CE).  Now in the Capitoline Museum, Rome.

lionofchaeronea: “ Portrait of the Roman emperor Maximinus Thrax (r. Now in the Capitoline Museum, Rome.

Roman Bronze Portrait of Emperor Vespasian - X.0147          Origin: Mediterranean          Circa: 69 AD to 79 AD

Roman Bronze Portrait of Emperor Vespasian - Origin: Mediterranean Circa: 69 AD to 79 AD Dimensions: high Collection: Classical Antiquities Style: Roman Imperial Medium: Bronze

Julius Caesar most notable for his victory and tyranny against the Gauls at the Siege of Alesia and his raid against the Germanic tribes and finally the civil war which would bring about the collapse of the Roman Republic and make him Rome's 1st Emperor.

Roman Republic: This is a statue of Julius Caesar. One of his most important battles was against the Gauls where he seized Alesia and eventually the civil war that would cause the Roman collapse and allow Julius Caesar to become Rome's first emperor.

Marble Bust of Nero. undated. Restored 17th century. Part of the face is ancient.   Hall of the Emperors. Capitoline Museums, Rome. The Albani collection. . Inv. No. MC427.  © 2005. Photo S. Sosnovskiy.

Marble Bust of Nero. Part of the face is ancient. Nero annexed the Bosporan Kingdom to the Empire and began the First Roman–Jewish War.

Lucius Septimius Severus: emperor of the Roman world (193-211).

Black rulership of the Roman Empire begins in 193 A.D with African born, Roman Emperor Septimus Severus. There were four other Black emperors after the Severus dynasty

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