Portraits of Sabina

Distinctive and easily recognizable, the marble heads of Sabina capture an image of a stately and comely matron. The wide-set eyes, the sharp nose, fuller lower face, and delicate mouth characterize her portraits, creating a resemblance among a series of portrait heads and, possibly, with Sabina herself.  Eve D’Ambra (2020)

Recommended book:

Sabina Augusta – An Imperial Journey by T. Corey Brennan, Oxford; New York:  Oxford University Press, 2018.

This book concentrates on the representation of Sabina, not only in the literary sources, but also in the epigraphic, numismatic, and artistic material.

  • First full-length treatment of Sabina in English
  • Offers a comprehensive treatment of Sabina’s coinage (Roman and provincial), using many newly-published (and some unpublished) items
  • Traces Sabina’s legacy in history up to the early modern and modern periods