Aurelius Antoninus Pius Divus, Roman Emperor from 138 to 161 CE, adopted son of Hadrian Dondre: This piece caught my eye due the power and presence it exhibited through the potrait of Divus. Roman emperors were truly powerful figures to take heed of.
It was one of the treasures selected for the British Museum’s A History of the World in 100 Objects as the fix-gazed, 2000 year old sole bronze portrait of the Roman emperor Augustus to survive with its original inlaid eyes.
Born Tiberius Claudius Nero, son of Tiberius Claudius Nero & Livia Drusilla. His mother divorced Nero and married Augustus in 39 BC making him a step son of Octavian. He married Augustus' daughter Julia & was adopted by Agustus.