Sestertius with bust of Agrippina I, struck under Gaius (Caligula)

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 37–41


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 39 mm. Weight: 28.87 gm.

Accession Number

35.221

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Agrippina I, right, draped; hair brought into club at back; lock falls down neck.
AGRIPPINA.M.F.MAT.C.CAESARIS.AVGVSTI
Reverse: Carpentum drawn to left by two mules.
 S.P.Q.R./MEMORIAE/AGRIPPINAE

Provenance

By date unknown: H. C. Levis Collection; by 1925: with Naville & Cie, 6 & 8 rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 11 [H. C. Levis Collection], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 18-20, 1925, lot 319); by date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

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