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Germanicus, Caesar, died 10 October 19 A.D.

Germanicus 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.


Augustus, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., Kyzikos, Mysia

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The Julio-Claudian princes depicted on this type are uncertain. References most often identify them as Caius and Lucius caesars, but Drusus and Germanicus have also been suggested, and there are other possibilities. The features of both portraits on this coin resemble Augustus, which doesn't help.
RP84131. Bronze AE 14, RPC I 2246 (7 spec.), SNG Ashmolean 1188, SNGvA -, SNG Cop -, BMC Mysia -, F, green patina, light corrosion and deposits, weight 2.226 g, maximum diameter 14.2 mm, die axis 0o, Kyzikos (Erdek, Turkey) mint, c. 4 B.C. - 2 A.D.; obverse KYZI, bare headed male head right; reverse bare headed male head right; very rare; $100.00 SALE PRICE $90.00
 


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Issued by Claudius in honor of his deceased brother.
RB26431. Copper as, RIC I 106, BMCRE I 215, von Kaenel 79, 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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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.
RB72078. Copper as, RIC I 35, BMCRE I 49, BnF XII 73, Hunter I 25, Cohen I 1, SRCV I 1821, VF, nice portrait, perfect centering, marks, weight 11.820 g, maximum diameter 29.1 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, struck under Caligula, 37 - 38 A.D.; obverse GERMANICVS CAESAR TI AVGVST F DIVI AVG N, bare head left; reverse C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT, legend around large S C; SOLD







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OBVERSE LEGENDS

CCAESARAVGGERMPMTRPOT
CCAESARAVGPONMTRPOTIIICOSIII
GERMANICVSCAESAR
GERMANICVSCAESARTIAVGF
GERMAINCVSCAESARTIAVGVSTFDIVIAVGN
GERMANICVSCESTIAV (GERMANICUS AND AUGUSTUS)


REFERENCES

American Numismatic Society (ANS) Collections Database Online - http://numismatics.org/search/search
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