Sestertius with Pietas seated, struck under Gaius (Caligula)

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 37–38


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 27.60 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

00.285

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Pietas seated to left, holding out a patera. Behind her a small female statue.
C·CAESAR·AVG·GERMANICVS·P·M·TR·POT
In the exergue: PIETAS
Reverse: Front of a hexastyle temple hung with a long garland; group of seven figurines in the pediment; on the apex of the roof a quadriga, with two figures on the roof on either side of it. In front of the temple Caligula as pontifex sacrificing at an altar; behind him a bull to left, held by an attendant, with a second attendant at the right, holding a patera.
DIVO AVG / S C

Provenance

Purchased from E. P. Warren; from the Modena collection

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund