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Sestertius with bust of Gaius (Caligula)

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Caligula to right. CCAESARAVGGERMANICVSPONMTRPOT Reverse: Agrippina, Drusilla, Julia as Securitas, Concordia and Fortuna. AGRIPPINA DRVSILLA IVLIA In exergue: S.C

Provenance

Possibly from the Earl Fitzwilliam Collection; by 1954: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 8 Robert Street, Adelphi, London W.C.2; August 1954: purchased by Cornelius C. Vermeule III from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd.; gift to MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in honor of their daughter Emily D. B. Vermeule, January 11, 1978; reassigned to the Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour, January 11, 1978

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 37–38 (or Modern?)

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 23.97 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1978.39

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins