This is a head of Tiberius. From the Enc. Britt.: born November 16, 42 BC, died March 16 AD 37, Capreae [Capri], near Naples. In full Tiberius Caesar Augustus or Tiberius Julius Caesar Augustus, original name Tiberius Claudius Nero. Second Roman emperor (AD 14–37), adopted son of Augustus, whose imperial institutions and imperial boundaries he sought to preserve. In his last years he became a tyrannical recluse, inflicting a reign of terror against the major personages of Rome.