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Sestertius with Pietas seated, struck under Gaius (Caligula)

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Obverse: Pietas (or Concordia) seated, left, patera in right hand, left arm on tiny figure as support. CCAESARDIVIAVGPRONAVGPMTRPIIIIPP In exergue: PIETAS Reverse: Caligula sacrificing before temple of Divus Augustus. At left and right: DIVO AVG/ S C

Provenance

By date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; December 14, 1960: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 80.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 40–41

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 26.73 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

60.1441

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins