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Lot 36 - EMPIRE, ROMAN GLASS PORTRAIT OF GERMANICUS, 1st century AD, 35mm. Intact and in [...]

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EMPIRE, ROMAN GLASS PORTRAIT OF GERMANICUS, 1st century AD, 35mm. Intact and in exceptional state of preservation. Former Belgian private collection

Germanicus (15 BC - 19 AD) was a member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty and a prominent general of the early Roman Empire. Germanicus' own campaigns in Germania made him famous after avenging the defeat at the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest and retrieving two of the three legionary eagles that had been lost during the battle. Beloved by the people, he was widely considered to be the perfect Roman long after his death. The Roman people for centuries would consider him as Rome's Alexander the Great due to the nature of his death at a young age, his virtuous character, his dashing physique and his military renown.

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