Marcus Antonius Hiberus

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Marcus Antonius Hiberus was a Roman senator, who was active during the reign of Hadrian. He was consul ordinarius for the year 133 with Publius Mummius Sisenna as his colleague.[1] He is known entirely from inscriptions.

Besides his consulship, only one office has been attested for Hiberus: his governorship of the imperial province of Moesia Inferior, which is attested by a bilingual inscription recording a letter of Septimus Severus that mentions him as a governor of that province.[2] The precise date he governed Moesia Inferior is unclear. Werner Eck dates it to the last years of Hadrian or first years of Antoninus Pius.[3] Géza Alföldy argues that he was appointed governor around 136, in the last years of Hadrian's reign, and continued into Antoninus Pius' reign to around 139, based on a restoration of a military diploma dated 28 February 138.[4] Meanwhile, Margaret Roxan and Paul Holder, in publishing a second military diploma, favor the first years of Antoninus Pius' reign, namely from around 138 to about 141.[5] This matter is complicated by the fact that one Julius Crassus is attested as governor around this same time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Werner Eck, Paul Holder and Andreas Pangerl, "A Diploma for the Army of Britain in 132 and Hadrian's Return to Rome from the East", Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, 174 (2010), p. 194
  2. ^ CIL III, 781
  3. ^ Eck, "Jahres- und Provinzialfasten der senatorischen Statthalter von 69/70 bis 138/139", Chiron, 13 (1983),p. 200
  4. ^ Alföldy, Konsulat und Senatorenstand unter der Antoninen (Bonn: Rudolf Habelt Verlag, 1977), p. 230
  5. ^ Roxan and Holder, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, Supplement, No. 82. Roman Military Diplomas IV (2003). (RMD IV 265)
Political offices
Preceded by
Gaius Acilius Priscus,
and Aulus Cassius Arrianus

as suffect consuls
Consul of the Roman Empire
133
with Publius Mummius Sisenna
Succeeded by
Quintus Flavius Tertullus,
and Quintus Junius Rusticus

as suffect consuls