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    Blue-Blooded Lineage

    Gaius 'Caligula' (AD 37-41), with Divus Augustus (died AD 14). AR denarius (19mm, 3.47 gm, 10h). Lugdunum, AD 37. C · CAESAR · AVG · GERM · P · M · TR · POT COS, bare head of Caligula right / Radiate head of Divus Augustus right, flanked by two six-pointed stars. RIC 2. BMCRE 4. BN 3-8. RSC 11. With a pair of marvelous portraits! NGC Choice XF 4/5 - 3/5.

    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 denarius seems to hint at his cruel, capricious nature, while the reverse depicts his great-grandfather, Augustus, now deified. 


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