Aureus with head of Gaius (Caligula)

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 37


Mint: Gaul, Lugdunum

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 7.81 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

2009.5038

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: head of Gaius (Caligula), to the right.
Around: C.CAESAR.AVG.GERM.P.M.TR.POT.COS
Reverse: head of Augustus, radiate, to the right between a pair of six-pointed stars

Provenance

1954: purchased privately, thence in a European private collection; by 2003: with Leu Numismatics Ltd., In Gassen 20, CH-8001 Zürich, Switzerland (Auction 87 [Roman Gold Coins from the Collection of a Perfectionist], Hotel Savoy-Baur en Ville, Poststrasse 12, CH-8001, Zurich, May 6, 2003, lot 5); 2003: purchased by Michael C. Ruettgers; December 16, 2009: gift of Michael C. Ruettgers to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Michael C. Ruettgers