Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Caligula Honors Augustus

    Caligula, with Divus Augustus (AD 37-41). AR denarius (18mm, 3.74 gm, 8h).  Lugdunum, AD 40. Obv: C CAESAR AVG GERM PON M TR POT III COS III, laureate head of Caligula right / [DIV]VS AVG PATER PATRIAE, radiate head of Divus Augustus right. RIC 24 (R3). BMCRE 25. CBN 32. RSC 7. Attractively toned. Nearly Extremely Fine / Good Very Fine.

    Ex Artemide Aste (September 1999), lot 86.

    Despite being perhaps the worst of all Roman emperors, Caligula's coinage is interesting and attractive. As he had few, if any, real accomplishments to tout, his reverse types place great stress on his blue-blooded lineage. His detailed portrait on this well-struck and attractively toned denarius seems to hint at his cruel, capricious nature, while the reverse depicts his great-grandfather, Augustus.  This variety is much scarcer than the corresponding denarius dated to Caligula's first tribunician year (AD 37-8). 


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    9th-14th Thursday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,584

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 12 days left to consign to the 2020 April 22 - 27 Central States US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The pre-sale publicity was more than I imagined, and the actual catalog better than I had expected - and my expectations were high!
    [ Entire Letter » ]
    Jim Beasley, Tilden Coin Company,
    Allamonte Springs, FL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2020 February 20 - 23 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2020 February 20 - 23 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED $13,059,103
    2020 February 9 A Special Collection of Frankfurt Coins World Coins Monthly Online Auction
    2020 February 9 A Special Collection of Frankfurt Coins World Coins Monthly Online Auction
    REALIZED $55,978.00
    2020 January 9 - 13 FUN World Paper Money Signature Auction - Orlando
    2020 January 9 - 13 FUN World Paper Money Signature Auction - Orlando
    REALIZED $1,720,013