Sestertius with bust of Gaius (Caligula)

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

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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