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Sallustia Orbiana


Sallustia Orbiana. Louvre, Paris (France). Photo Marco Prins.
Bust of Sallustia Orbiana (Louvre, Paris)
Sallustia Orbiana: name of a Roman empress, wife of the emperor Severus Alexander (r.222-235)

Life

  • Date of birth unknown; daughter of Lucius Seius Herennius Sallustius, the praetorian prefect
  • 225 or 226: Marriage to the emperor Severus Alexander; official title Sallustia Barbia Orbiana Augusta
  • 227: An attempted coup by her father fails; she is sent into exile and lives in Africa


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