Roman Empire. - Lot comprising two bronze coins:
1 - Caligula and Caesonia (A.D. 37-41) Bronze As - Carthago Nova (Cartagena, Murcia) Hispania. Circa A.D. 37. Rare.
Obv: C CAESAR AVG GERMANIC IMP P M TR P COS, laureate head of Caligula right. /
Rev: CN ATEL FLAC CN POM FLAC II VIR QVINC SAL AVG, laureate head of Caesonia as Salus to right; SAL-AVG across fields.
FAB.613. ACIP 3155; RPC I 185; Ref: SNG Copenhagen 503.
The reverse portrait has been traditionally identified, following Cohen, as Caesonia - the fourth and last wife of Caligula. This identification is disputed however by other numismatists who identify the portrait as either Antonia or simply Salus (without being an imperial personage in the guise of).
2. - Nero & Drusus Caesar, sons of Germanicus and brothers of Gaius (Caligula), died 31 and 33.
Bronze Dupondius, (14.12 g. 29 mm.) - Rome, under Caligula, 37-38.
NERO ET DRVSVS CAESARES Nero & Drusus riding right, with cloaks flying /
C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT around S C.
BMC 44 (Gaius). BN 52 (Gaius). Cohen 1. RIC 34 (Gaius).
Please see the photos for a better impression.
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- Roman Empire
- Lot comprising two
- Coins : As and Dupondius
- Year/Period and Variation
- Caligula and Caesonia - Nero & Drusus Caesar, sons of Germanicus and brothers of Gaius (Caligula).
- Good very fine