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Portrait of Empress Sabina (wife of Hadrian), ca. 130 AD, Altes Museum (Berlin)

Empress Sabina
Empress Sabina, ca. 130 AD, probably from Asia Minor (Turkey)
© Carole Raddato

Vibia Sabina (83-136 A.D.), a relative of Trajan, was married very young to the future emperor, Hadrian.  The comparison with coins, physiognomy, hairstyle and diadem allows for the portrait’s identification as the Empress Sabina.

3 thoughts on “Portrait of Empress Sabina (wife of Hadrian), ca. 130 AD, Altes Museum (Berlin)”

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