"The death of Sabina perhaps pushed Servianus to risk his all"

Hadrian's brother-in-law, Lucius Julius Ursus Servianus, had been thought of as a potential successor but, by this stage, was regarded as being too old. Servianus, however, had hopes for his own grandson, Gnaeus Pedanius Fuscus Salinator. Both were sentenced to death by Hadrian in 137 AD, probably implicated in an attempted coup.