Sestertius with Pietas seated, struck under Gaius (Caligula)

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

On View

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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