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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Twelve Caesars| > |Caligula| > SH37588
Caligula, 16 March 37 - 24 January 41 A.D., Germanicus Reverse
Issued under Caligula in honor of his deceased father. Germanicus inflicted serious defeats on the barbarian tribes in Germania and recovered the legionary standards lost by Varus. He was to be Tiberius' successor but died of an unknown cause. His tremendous popularity helped his son Caligula obtain the throne after Tiberius died.
SH37588. Silver denarius, RIC I 18, BnF II 28, BMCRE I 19, RSC I 2, SRCV I 1813 var, gVF, surface roughness, Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, weight 3.313g, maximum diameter 20.3mm, die axis 180o, struck under Caligula, 37 A.D.; obverse C CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR POT, laureate head of Caligula right; reverse GERMANICVS CAES P C CAES AVG GERM, bare head of Germanicus right; SOLD

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