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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1942.176.100
People
Caligula, Roman (r. 37 - 41 CE)
Title
Sestertius of Caligula, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
40-41 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Rome (Latium)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Roman Imperial
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/180784
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
21.51 g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
sestertius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: DIVO AVG; S C
  • Reverse Inscription: C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG P M TR P IIII P P; PIETAS
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC I 2, 51 p. 111
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The George Davis Chase Collection of Roman Coins, Gift of George Davis Chase, Professor of Classics and Dean of Graduate Study at the University of Maine
Accession Year
1942
Object Number
1942.176.100
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Hexastyle garlanded temple surmounted by quadriga, before which Gaius (Caligula), veiled and togate, sacrifices with patera over garlanded altar; one attendant leads bull to the altar, a second holds patera; to l. and r., DIVO-AVG | S-C.
Rev.: Pietas, veiled and draped, seated l., r. hand holding patera, l. arm resting on small facing figure, draped, on basis; around, C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG P M TR P IIII P P; in exergue, [PIETAS].

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