The Emperor from the Visconti C Tarot Deck (aka Brera Brambilla Tarot Deck) One of the earliest Tarot Decks, the Brera Brambilla Visconti Deck is entirely gilded, with fine paintings upon it. Provenance Italy, 1450s
P: Emperor Justinian of the Byzantine empire was able to codify Roman law and therefore reduce legal confusion in the Byzantine empire. During his rule Emperor Justinian also attempted to recover Western territory, without much success.
Julia, second wife of Tiberius. She was daughter of the Emperor Augustus, stepsister of her husband Tiberius, maternal grandmother of the emperor Caligula and the empress Agrippina the Younger, grandmother-in-law of the Emperor Claudius, and maternal great-grandmother of the Emperor Nero. Exiled by her own father because of her depraved sexual life.