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Germanicus, b. 24 May 15 B.C. - d. 10 Oct 19 A.D.

Germanicus Caesar was the son of Tiberius' brother Drusus Sr. and Antonia the daughter of Mark Antony and Octavia. He distinguished himself on the battlefield many times, most notably in Germania where he inflicted serious defeats on the barbarian tribes and recovered the legionary standards lost in the catastrophic Varus disaster. He was chosen Tiberius' successor, but died of an unknown cause. His tremendous popularity helped his son Caius (Caligula) obtain the throne after Tiberius died.


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Issued under Caligula in honor of his deceased father. Germanicus inflicted serious defeats on the barbarian tribes in Germania and recovered the legionary standards lost by Varus. He was to be Tiberius' successor but died of an unknown cause. His tremendous popularity helped his son Caligula obtain the throne after Tiberius died.
RB85820. Orichalcum dupondius, RIC I Caligula 57, BMCRE I 93, BnF I 140, Cohen I 7, SRCV I 1820, F, very rough, weight 10.831 g, maximum diameter 28.6 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 37 - 41 A.D.; obverse GERMANICVS CAESAR, Germanicus in slow quadriga right holding eagle-tipped scepter; reverse SIGNIS RECEPT DEVICTIS GERM, Germanicus standing left, wearing military garb, raising right hand, aquila (legionary eagle) in left hand, large S - C flanking low across field; ex Moneta Numismatic Services; $120.00 (€102.00)
 


Drusus and Germanicus, Sardis, Lydia, c. 23 - 26 A.D.

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Drusus Julius Caesar (14 B.C. – 14 September A.D. 23), was the son of Emperor Tiberius, and heir to the Roman Empire following the death of his adoptive brother Germanicus (24 May 15 B.C. – 10 October A.D. 19).
GB85832. Bronze AE 28, RPC I 2994 (13 spec.), SNG Cop 517, SNGvA 3143, BMC Lydia p. 251, 104, aF, centered on a tight flan, porous, spot of encrustation obverse, weight 10.496 g, maximum diameter 26.5 mm, die axis 0o, Sardes (Sart, Turkey) mint, c. 23 - 26 A.D.; obverse ∆POYΣOΣ KAI ΓEPMANIKOΣ KAIΣAPEΣ NEOI ΘEOI ΦIΛA∆EΛΦOI (Drusus and Germanicus, new gods, loving brothers), Drusus and Germanicus, togate, seated left side-by-side on curule chairs, the farther brother holding a lituus in his extended right hand; reverse EΠI APΞIEPEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY KΛEΩNOΣ ΣAP∆IANOY (struck under Alexander, son of Cleon, Archiereus of Sardis), oak and laurel wreath enclosing KOINOY AΣIAΣ (Community of Asia); ex Moneta Numismatic Services; $120.00 (€102.00)
 


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Issued by Claudius in honor of his deceased brother. Germanicus inflicted serious defeats on the barbarian tribes in Germania and recovered the legionary standards lost by Varus. He was to be Tiberius' successor but died of an unknown cause. His tremendous popularity helped his son Caligula obtain the throne after Tiberius died.
RB26431. Copper as, RIC I 106, BMCRE I 215, von Kaenel 79, Hunter I 89, Cohen I 9, SRCV I 1905, EF, weight 10.688 g, maximum diameter 28.6 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 42 A.D.; obverse GERMANICVS CAESAR TI AVG F DIVI AVG N, bare head right; reverse TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P, large S • C; SOLD







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OBVERSE LEGENDS

CCAESARAVGGERMPMTRPOT
CCAESARAVGPONMTRPOTIIICOSIII
GERMANICVSCAESAR
GERMANICVSCAESARTIAVGF
GERMAINCVSCAESARTIAVGVSTFDIVIAVGN
GERMANICVSCESTIAV (GERMANICUS AND AUGUSTUS)


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