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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1976.40.4
People
Caligula, Roman (r. 37 - 41 CE)
Title
As 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/192328
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
9.81 g
Die Axis
8
Denomination
as
Date on Object
TR P IIII
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: obverse: [C CAESAR DIVI] AVG PRON [AVG P] M TR P III P [P]
  • inscription: reverse: VESTA above
    SC large, l. and r. in field
  • Obverse Inscription: C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG P M TR P IIII P P
  • Reverse Inscription: VESTA; S C
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC I 2, 54 p. 111; BMC 59
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from Harvard College Library
Accession Year
1976
Object Number
1976.40.4
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bare head of Gaius (Caligula) l.; around, [C CAESAR DIVI] AVG PRON AVG [P] M TR P IIII P [P].
Rev.: Vesta, veiled and draped, seated l. on ornamental throne, r. hand holding patera, l. long transverse scepter; above, VESTA; to l. and r., S-C.

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