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    Gaius 'Caligula' (AD 37-41), with Divus Augustus (died AD 14). AR denarius (19mm, 3.72 gm, 5h). NGC Choice XF 5/5 - 3/5, scratches. 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 I, 2. BMCRE 4. BN 3-8. RSC 11. Well-struck, with a pair of handsome and artistic portraits.

    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 portrait on this denarius is slightly stern, yet approachable, and hides his true cruel, capricious nature, while the reverse depicts his great-grandfather, Augustus, now deified. 


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