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    Gaius "Caligula" (AD 37-41), with Divus Augustus (or Tiberius). AR denarius (18mm, 3.44 gm, 12h). NGC Choice VF 5/5 - 4/5, edge marks. Lugdunum, 1st issue, 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. Two excellent portraits on cabinet toned flan.

    Ex Peus, Auction 340 (30 April 1994), lot 798

    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 a bit intense and stern as opposed to the gentle image on the reverse, depicting his great-grandfather, Augustus, now deified. The second star on the reverse possibly intended to represent Tiberius.


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