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04 Gaius (Caligula) RIC I 014
Gaius (Caligula). 37-41 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint, 37-38 A.D. (3.55g, 19.1m, 5h). Obv: [C CAE]SAR AVG GERM P M TR POT, laureate head right. Rev: AGRIPPINA MAT C CAES AVG GERM, Agrippina, bust, draped right, hair falling in queue down her neck. RIC I 14 (R), RSC 2. Ex personal collection Steve McBride.

Agrippina the elder was Gaius mother. Falsely accused of wrongdoing by Tiberius, Agrippina was exiled and died of starvation, whether self-imposed or at the orders of Tiberius, is not clear. Upon ascending the throne, Gaius, recovered his mothers ashes, and restored her name. This coin commemorates the veneration of his mother.
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ancientdave  [May 31, 2012 at 04:59 PM]
Wow, a stunning coin! Coingrats!
Jay GT4  [May 31, 2012 at 05:38 PM]
I'm jealous!
Legatus  [May 31, 2012 at 05:57 PM]
Nice! I know how rare and expensive a Caligula Denarius can be, and this is a very nice example. Congrats
Steve E  [May 31, 2012 at 06:03 PM]
Very nice style and high relief!
Kained but Able  [May 31, 2012 at 07:40 PM]
Spectacular! Love Gaius' broad forehead, just as described by ancient authors. Caught the big fish with this coin, congrats.
SPQR Coins  [May 31, 2012 at 08:24 PM]
An amazing find, congratulations!
David Atherton  [May 31, 2012 at 09:06 PM]
Wow! Not only rare but also beautiful. Stunning indeed.
Potator II  [Jun 01, 2012 at 06:07 AM]
A very covetable coin, indeed. Want one myself
kc  [Aug 04, 2012 at 06:41 AM]
boah amazing coin...congrats.
Bud Stewart  [Sep 30, 2012 at 08:43 PM]
Truly amazing. Im very happy for you. 5-Stars without a question or reservation.
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