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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2005.72
People
Caligula, Roman (r. 37 - 41 CE)
Title
Sestertius of Gaius (Caligula) in honor of Augustus, 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/50150
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
32.49 g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
sestertius
Date on Object
TR P IIII
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: C CAESAR DIV[I AVG PR]ON AVG P M TR P IIII P P; PIETAS (ex.)
  • Reverse Inscription: DIVO AVG; S C
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC I 2, 51 p. 111; BMC I, p.157, no. 69
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule, III
Accession Year
2005
Object Number
2005.72
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Pietas, veiled and draped, seated l., r. hand holding patera, l. arm resting on small facing figure, draped, on basis; around, C CAESAR DIV[I AVG PR]ON AVG P M TR P IIII P P; in exergue, PIETAS.
Rev.: 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.

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