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Contorniate with head of Gaius (Caligula)

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Obverse: Laureate head of Caligula right. CCAESARAVGGERMANICVSPONMTRPP Reverse: Quadriga to right. Charioteer looks left and holds palm branch in left hand, whip in right. FL A VIANV S Obverse doublestruck.

Provenance

By date unknown: Henry Platt Hall Collection; by 1950: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W1 (auction of the H. P. Hall Collection, November 16 ff., 1950, lot 2135); by date unknown: Walter Niggeler Collection; by 1967: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (auction of the Walter Niggeler Collection, part 3, Malzgasse 25, Basel, November 2-3, 1967, lot 1592: citing Santamaria Sale, November 1920 [Cantoni], no. 1290; Sambon 1898, Robert 1194); by 1968: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., October 9, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, Mid–late 4th century A.D.

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 37.5 mm. Weight: 22.25 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

68.611

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates