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ROMAN EMPIRE, 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 orriginally 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 16, 2006 at 03:22 AM]
Thank u all I aquired the coin many years ago, the coin is a work of art and I am only the lucky keeper in my life-time. I posted the coin as it should not be hidden, but enjoyed by all - Petition Crown
pax  [Mar 16, 2006 at 07:15 AM]
Congrats, absolute stunning
Potator II  [Mar 16, 2006 at 02:20 PM]
Incredible reverse
Optimus  [Mar 17, 2006 at 03:50 AM]
Maybe somebody from the moderators should explain to Petitioncrown that the gallery is for coins that you ACTUALLY own... Otherwise museums are full of nice coins and we all know that.
Joe Sermarini  [Mar 18, 2006 at 07:44 PM]
It may seem impossible to own a coin that nice, but Petitioncrown does.
Pscipio  [Mar 19, 2006 at 02:31 AM]
Then he must be a very happy man! Wow!
Marius  [Jun 20, 2006 at 12:42 AM]
What a wonder! - thank you for showing us!
nugget  [Jul 16, 2006 at 08:45 PM]
Outstanding
Vespasian70  [Jul 17, 2006 at 07:27 AM]
Wow! A truly well preserved and beautiful coin. Nice detail on the carpentum.
awl  [Nov 26, 2006 at 06:45 PM]
nice
Tanit  [Nov 26, 2006 at 11:15 PM]
Very nice, thanks for sharing
All_things_greek  [Jan 19, 2007 at 01:38 PM]
its more than a coin, it is a treasure
Avesfoxy  [Jan 27, 2007 at 12:46 PM]
Amazing! I, like any other would love to hold this coin in my own hands! Beautiful!
Dave A  [Mar 20, 2007 at 10:09 PM]
I agree that this coin is a treasure.
alexB  [Mar 25, 2007 at 02:35 AM]
Majestic
RomaVictor  [Apr 25, 2007 at 03:51 PM]
Incredible, that's the most beautifull sestertius i've ever seen
ROMA  [Oct 31, 2007 at 02:19 PM]
This is a wonderful example. Usually you run across these being porous or weathered, very nice!
tiberiusjulius  [Aug 19, 2008 at 11:36 AM]
The reverse is unreal with detail!
Charles S  [Jan 28, 2009 at 10:47 PM]
Especially the portrait is superb, truely a work of art, thanks for sharing this beauty!
GaiusCaligula  [Aug 28, 2009 at 01:31 PM]
Optimus swallow your pride! Be not envious for either a mans possesions or his fame!
Lloyd T  [Jul 22, 2011 at 05:55 AM]
Deserving of the title - Best of ANY Type!
Jochen  [Oct 04, 2012 at 07:49 PM]
What a coin!
*Alex  [Feb 23, 2013 at 11:19 AM]
Perfect. Incomparable.
BasalState  [Jul 22, 2013 at 01:04 PM]
Spectacular!
praxitelles  [Apr 21, 2014 at 09:31 PM]
beautiful