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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1942.176.99
People
Caligula, Roman (r. 37 - 41 CE)
Agrippina The Elder, Roman (r. c. 14 BCE - 33 CE)
Title
Sestertius of Gaius (Caligula) in honor of Agrippina the Elder, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
37-41 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Rome (Latium)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Roman Imperial
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/180961
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
29.37 g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
sestertius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: AGRIPPINA M F MAT C CAESARIS AVGVSTI
  • Reverse Inscription: S P Q R MEMORIAE AGRIPPINAE
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC I 2, 55 p. 112
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
1942.176.99
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bust of Agrippina r., draped, hair falling in queue down her neck; around, AGRIPPINA M F MAT C CAESARIS AVGVSTI.
Rev.: Carpentum drawn l. by two mules, the cover supported by standing figures at the corners, with ornamented side; above, S P Q R; high l. in field, [M]EMORIAE | [AG]RIPPINAE.

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