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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Twelve Caesars| > |Caligula| > SH27763
Caligula, 16 March 37 - 24 January 41 A.D.
|Caligula|, |Caligula,| |16| |March| |37| |-| |24| |January| |41| |A.D.|, Vesta was originally a household spirit. Later she was personified as the goddess of the hearth and given the stature of her Greek equivalent, Hestia. In the temple of Vesta, her sacred flame was kept alive by Vestal Virgins. In 394, by order of the Christian emperor Theodosius I in his campaign to eliminate pagan practices in Rome, the fire of Vesta was extinguished.
SH27763. Copper as, RIC I 54, BMCRE I 72, Cohen I 29, Hunter I 34, SRCV I -, Choice aEF, fantastic detail and very attractive, Rome mint, weight 11.853g, maximum diameter 28.9mm, die axis 180o, 40 - 41 A.D.; obverse C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG P M TR P IIII P P, bare head left; reverse VESTA, Vesta enthroned left, patera extended in right, long scepter transverse in left, S - C (senatus consulto) flanking across field; much less common than the usual RIC 38 issue; SOLD











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