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    Dynastic Issues of Caligula

    Gaius Caligula, with Divus Augustus. A.D. 37-41. AR denarius, (18 mm, 3.77 g, 9 h). Lugdunum, A.D. 37/8. Laureate head of Gaius Caligula right / Radiate head of Divus Augustus right. RIC 16; BMC 17; RSC 2. Choice XF, wonderful old collection toning.

    Ex NAC 33 (5 April 2006), 423.

    This denarius is notable for the joint depiction of the emperor Gaius Caligula and Divus Augustus. In an attempt to win public approval, Caligula tried to distance himself from the memory of Tiberius, his uncle and despised predecessor. Instead, he emphasized his connection to the favorable memory of Augustus. In addition to this coin series, Caligula also associated himself with Augustus by burying the bones of his mother and sister in the Mausoleum of Augustus. Caligula, however, lacked the political acumen of the original Augustus and suffered from bouts of insanity. This led to his alienation of both the Senate and the Praetorian Guard, and finally his assassination in A.D. 41.


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