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Agrippina the Elder (ca. 14 B.C.-33 A.D)
Agrippina the Elder (ca. 14 B.C.-33 A.D)
Sestertius
Daughter of Julia and Marcus Agrippa, wife of Germanicus and mother of Emperor Caligula. The most beautiful woman of all Caesars in the most incredible condition. The finest known specimen originally from the Morreti Collection.
Obv.Posthumous portrait ordered by Caligula to commemorate his mother who had tragically died in exile. Rev.The carpentum drawn by two mules, the vehicle reserved for the use of the women of the imperial family in the city.
Cohen 1 ; RIC 42
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Petitioncrown  [Mar 17, 2006 at 01:18 PM]
Thanks for your interest, this coin I aquired in Auction many years ago. Detail:-
The coin is Agrippina daughter of Julia and Marcus Agrippa, wife of Germanicus and mother of Emperor Caligula.
In A.D.37 when Gaius, nicknamed Caligula became emperor, the only living son of Agrippina and Germanicus he in one of his first official acts was to have this splendid sestertius struck.
LordBest  [Aug 16, 2006 at 02:47 PM]
Cant breath...feeling faint...blackness closing... must acquire.
nugget  [Oct 27, 2007 at 09:37 AM]
Hey PC this will always be my favorite, DDDRRRROOOLLLL
SULLAIMP  [Feb 04, 2009 at 11:56 PM]
Unreal
ben aho  [Apr 15, 2009 at 01:06 PM]
Ya Unreal. When I saw it I thought it was a copy!
laney  [Mar 30, 2010 at 11:27 AM]
You are so lucky!
Charles S  [May 24, 2012 at 07:52 AM]
This must be the best example of this type in the world... By the way, RIC 42 should be RIC (Gaius) 55
Sam  [Nov 13, 2012 at 03:55 PM]
WoW
Molinari  [Aug 30, 2013 at 11:28 PM]
Outstanding coin!
n.igma  [Dec 10, 2013 at 06:05 AM]
Beautiful coin, but not one of great historical significance. Many an emperor's mother lived and died but that fact is not of great historical moment, notwithstanding the beauty of the coin.