SABINAWife of Hadrian
Augusta: 128-136 A.D.
|VIBIA SABINA, was
born in about 86 A.D. to Salonina Matidia, niece of Roman Emperor
Lucius Vibius Sabinus, a man of consular rank. Sabina along with her
grandmother, mother, her sister Vibia Matidia Minor and half sisters
lived and were raised in the household of Trajan and his wife Pompeia
She married Hadrian, at the Roman Empress Pompeia Plotina's request, for Hadrian to succeed her great uncle, in 117. Sabina's mother was also fond of Hadrian and allowed him to marry her daughter.
They had no children and it was rumored thar their marriage was unhappy. She was awarded the title of Augusta in 128 A.D.
She died in late136, before her husband, of unknown causes.
(Adapted from Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia)
Obv: SABINA AVGVSTA Diademed and draped bust right
Rev: CONCORDIA AVG Concordia seated left, holding patera and scepter
RIC 391 (Hadrian), RSC 24, BMC 932. Harry Stewart Collection
Obv: SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P Diademed and draped bust right
Rev: CONCORDIA AVG Concordia seated left, holding patera and leaning on statue of spes. Cornucopiea under throne.
RIC 398 (Hadrian), RSC 12, Sear 3919 Bob Rinaldi Collection
Orichalcum Sestertius (31mm, 22.76gr) Struck 136 A.D.in Rome
Obv: SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P. Diademed and draped bust right.
Rev: VENERI GENETRICI S - C. Venus standing right drawing fold of drapery from shoulder and holding apple.
RIC 1035, Cohen 74, Sear 3941 Mark Lehman Collection