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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 05:22 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 09:15 AM]
Congrats, absolute stunning
Potator II  [Mar 16, 2006 at 04:20 PM]
Incredible reverse
Optimus  [Mar 17, 2006 at 05:50 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 09:44 PM]
It may seem impossible to own a coin that nice, but Petitioncrown does.
Pscipio  [Mar 19, 2006 at 04:31 AM]
Then he must be a very happy man! Wow!
Marius  [Jun 20, 2006 at 02:42 AM]
What a wonder! - thank you for showing us!
nugget  [Jul 16, 2006 at 10:45 PM]
Outstanding
Vespasian70  [Jul 17, 2006 at 09:27 AM]
Wow! A truly well preserved and beautiful coin. Nice detail on the carpentum.
awl  [Nov 26, 2006 at 08:45 PM]
nice
Tanit  [Nov 27, 2006 at 01:15 AM]
Very nice, thanks for sharing
All_things_greek  [Jan 19, 2007 at 03:38 PM]
its more than a coin, it is a treasure
Avesfoxy  [Jan 27, 2007 at 02:46 PM]
Amazing! I, like any other would love to hold this coin in my own hands! Beautiful!
Dave A  [Mar 21, 2007 at 12:09 AM]
I agree that this coin is a treasure.
alexB  [Mar 25, 2007 at 04:35 AM]
Majestic
RomaVictor  [Apr 25, 2007 at 05:51 PM]
Incredible, that's the most beautifull sestertius i've ever seen
ROMA  [Oct 31, 2007 at 04:19 PM]
This is a wonderful example. Usually you run across these being porous or weathered, very nice!
tiberiusjulius  [Aug 19, 2008 at 01:36 PM]
The reverse is unreal with detail!
Charles S  [Jan 29, 2009 at 12:47 AM]
Especially the portrait is superb, truely a work of art, thanks for sharing this beauty!
GaiusCaligula  [Aug 28, 2009 at 03:31 PM]
Optimus swallow your pride! Be not envious for either a mans possesions or his fame!
Lloyd T  [Jul 22, 2011 at 07:55 AM]
Deserving of the title - Best of ANY Type!
Jochen  [Oct 04, 2012 at 09:49 PM]
What a coin!
*Alex  [Feb 23, 2013 at 01:19 PM]
And a sad troll has only given it a 1.
BasalState  [Jul 22, 2013 at 03:04 PM]
Spectacular!
praxitelles  [Apr 21, 2014 at 11:31 PM]
beautiful
 

   

 
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