Sestertius with Pietas seated, struck under Gaius (Caligula)
Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 27.60 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Pietas seated to left, holding out a patera. Behind her a small female statue.
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
Purchased from E. P. Warren; from the Modena collection
Catharine Page Perkins Fund