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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 flame was kept alive by Vestal Virgins.
RB91551. Copper as, RIC I 38, Cohen I 27, BMCRE I 46, Hunter I 20, BnF II 54, SRCV I 1803, F, well centered, roughly cleaned, Rome mint, weight 10.302g, maximum diameter 29.4mm, die axis 180o
, 37 - 38 A.D.; obverse C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT, bare head left; reverse VESTA, Vesta enthroned left, patera extended in right, long scepter transverse in left, S - C (senatus consulto) flanking across field; from the Maxwell Hunt Collection; $170.00
Catalog current as of Saturday, August 17, 2019.
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