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Caius and Lucius Caesars

Caius Caesar, born in 20 B.C. and Lucius Caesar, born in 17 B.C., were the sons of Agrippa and Julia, and the grandsons of Augustus. Augustus adopted them and designated them as his successors. As boy's, they were declared consul elect, princeps juventutis, honored with priesthoods, and admitted to the senate. In 1 A.D. Caius was consul and was sent to Armenia, where he showed talent for both civil government and military enterprise. In 2 A.D., rather than invade, Gaius met with King Phraates V and concluded peace with the Parthians, who recognized Roman claims to Armenia. The brothers seemed destined for greatness. But Lucius, the younger of the two, died suddenly at Marseilles on 20 August 2 A.D. And, on his return from Armenia, Caius was treacherously wounded by a local Roman magistrate, fell into a lingering illness, and on 21 February 4 A.D., at the early age of 24, died at Limyra in Lycia. Augustus' wife, their step-mother, Livia, was rumored to have arranged both of their deaths to advance her son Tiberius, who was later adopted as Augustus' son and heir.

Augustus, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., Ancient Counterfeit

|Augustus|, |Augustus,| |16| |January| |27| |B.C.| |-| |19| |August| |14| |A.D.,| |Ancient| |Counterfeit||denarius|
RS99187. Fouree silver plated denarius, cf. RIC I 207, RSC I 43, BMCRE I 533, BnF I 1651, Hunter I 217, SRCV I 1597 (official, silver denarius, Lugdunum mint, 2 B.C. - 4 A.D.), gVF, toned, core exposures, light scratches, weight 3.484 g, maximum diameter 19.0 mm, die axis 180o, unofficial, counterfeiter's mint, c. 2 B.C. - 4 A.D.; obverse CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE, laureate head right; reverse C L CAESARES AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT, Caius and Lucius Caesars stand facing, togate, each resting hand on a round shield with spear behind, above center on left a simpulum right and on right a lituus left; ex CNG e-auction 500 (22 Sep 2021), 735 (part of); ex Mercury Group Collection; $195.00 SALE PRICE $176.00

Gaius Caesar, 20 B.C. - 21 Feb 4 A.D., Laodicea ad Lycus, Phrygia

|Laodicea| |ad| |Lycus|, |Gaius| |Caesar,| |20| |B.C.| |-| |21| |Feb| |4| |A.D.,| |Laodicea| |ad| |Lycus,| |Phrygia||AE| |15|NEW
Gaius Caesar was the grandson of Augustus, the son of Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa and Julia, Augustus' only daughter. Gaius and his younger brother, Lucius Caesar, were raised by their grandfather as his adopted sons and joint-heirs to the empire. Gaius experienced an accelerated political career with the Roman Senate allowing him to advance without first holding a quaestorship or praetorship, offices that ordinary senators were required to hold as part of the cursus honorum. In 1 B.C., Gaius was given command of the eastern provinces, after which he concluded a peace treaty with King Phraates V of Parthia on an island in the Euphrates. He was consul for the following year, 1 A.D. His brother Lucius died at Massilia 20 August 2 A.D. Approximately 18 months later, on 21 February 4 A.D., Gaius died of an illness in Lycia. Following the deaths of Gaius and Lucius, Augustus adopted his stepson, Tiberius, as well as his sole-surviving grandson, Agrippa Postumus.
RP110000. Bronze AE 15, RPC I 2900; BMC Phrygia p. 303, 154; SNG Cop 557; SNGvA 3838; Lindgren-Kovacs 990A, VF, green patina, highlighting earthen deposits, off center, a few scratches, slightly irregular flan, weight 2.533 g, maximum diameter 14.7 mm, die axis 0o, Laodicea ad Lycum (near Denizli, Turkey) mint, magistrate Anto. Polemon Philopatris, c. 5 B.C.; obverse ΓAIOΣ KAIΣAP, bare head right; reverse eagle standing facing, turned slightly to right, head and tail left, ΠOΛE monogram left, ΦIΛOΠAT monogram right, ΛAO∆IKEΩN below; $125.00 (130.00) ON RESERVE

Gaius Caesar, Antiochia ad Maeandrum, Caria, 1 B.C. - 4 A.D.

|Caius| |&| |Lucius|, |Gaius| |Caesar,| |Antiochia| |ad| |Maeandrum,| |Caria,| |1| |B.C.| |-| |4| |A.D.||AE| |15|
The bare-headed young portrait is Gaius Julius Caesar, not Augustus. In this period, Augustus would be expected to wear a wreath, as he does on the other coins from this city. The youthful image better fits the younger man, who was both his grandson and adoptive son. Many cities issued coins for Gaius after he was made army commander in the East in 1 B.C. The winged caduceus commemorates the peace treaty he made that year with Phraates V. Attribution to Antioch on the Meander is likely but not entirely certain.
SH77422. Bronze AE 15, RPC I Supp. S-5478 (corr., 1 spec., head of Augustus, caduceus on a prow); Solidus Numismatik, auction 6, lot 209, VF, over-cleaned, porous, flan crack, weight 2.129 g, maximum diameter 14.9 mm, Antiochia ad Maeandrum (near Basaran Turkey) mint, 1 B.C. - 21 Feb 4 A.D.; obverse ANTIOXEΩN, bare head (Gaius Caesar?) right with slender neck and curved bust line; reverse winged caduceus in laurel wreath; extremely rare, only the 3rd known; SOLD





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