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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Ionia| > |Smyrna| > RP92641
Caligula, 16 March 37 - 24 January 41 A.D., Smyrna, Ionia
|Smyrna|, |Caligula,| |16| |March| |37| |-| |24| |January| |41| |A.D.,| |Smyrna,| |Ionia|, NEWAfter Germanicus, Caligula's father, died mysteriously, the governor of Syria was accused of poisoning him. Agrippina, Caligula's mother, alleged Tiberius had ordered his murder. To silence her, Agrippina was accused of adultery, flogged so severely that she lost an eye, banished to an island, and starved to death. Caligula's brothers, Nero Caesar and Drusus Caesar, also died imprisoned. Caligula's first act as emperor was to return the ashes of his mother and brothers to Rome.
RP92641. Orichalcum AE 21, RPC I 2471; SNG Cop 1340; SNGvA 2201; BMC Ionia p. 269, 269; Klose XXIX, F, red-brown toned brass with highlighting black fill, a little off center cutting off parts of legends, Smyrna (Izmir, Turkey) mint, weight 5.431g, maximum diameter 21.3mm, die axis 0o, c. 16 Mar 37 - 38 A.D.; obverse ΓAION KAICAPA ΓEPMANIKON EΠI AOYIOΛA, laureate head of Caligula right; reverse ΓEPMANIKON AΓPIΠΠENAN ZMYPNAIWN MHNOΦANHC, draped bust of Agrippina Senior right, vis--vis bare head of Germanicus left; C. Calpurnius Aviola, proconsul, and Menophanes, civic magistrate (no title in legend); From the Errett Bishop Collection; SOLD











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