Official Name: VIBIA SABINA AUGUSTA
Birthdate: Circa 80 CE
Reign: Hadrian, Sabina’s husband, became emperor in 117 CE. She held the title of empress until her death around 137 CE.
(Historia Augusta, Life of Hadrian, Part 1.4 & Part 2.23)
(RPC III 1546)
Hadrian (100 CE-137 CE)
(Historia Augusta, Life of Hadrian, Part 1.2 & Part 2.23)
Death: Sabina died of natural causes around 137 CE. Some sources suggest that Hadrian poisoned his wife or drove her to suicide, but these are likely rumors.
(Historia Augusta, Life of Hadrian, Part 2.23)
(Epitome De Caesaribus, Sextus Aurelius Victor, 150.8)
(RPC III 1546)
Portrait of Sabina, NY Carlsberg Glyptothek, Copenhagen, September 2018
Bust of Sabina, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome, December 2018
Bust of Sabina, Musei Capitolini, Rome, November 2018
(Historia Augusta, Life of Hadrian, Part 1.11) (Cassius Dio, Roman History, 69.11)
(Historia Augusta, Life of Hadrian, Part 1.11)
(Apotheosis of Sabina – relief from the Arch of Portugal)
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