As with head of Agrippa, struck under Gaius (Caligula)

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 37–41


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 10.93 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

35.1453

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Agrippa left, wearing rostral crown.
M.AGRIPPA.L .F.COS III
Reverse: Neptune nude, except for cloak draped over his shoulders, standing holding trident and dolphin.
S C (left and right in field)

Provenance

By date unknown: Prince Waldeck Collection; by 1935: with Münzhandlung Basel, Aeschenvorstadt 37, Basel, Switzerland (Münzhandlung Basel auction 3 [Prince Waldeck Collection], March 4-5, 1935, lot 149); purchased at the Münzhandlung Basel auction by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 on behalf of a U.S. Private Collector; March 12, 1935: purchased from Spink & Son, Ltd. by a U.S. Private Collector; October 3, 1935: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)