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Lot # 146 - Auction is closed.Estimate: US$12000 / Unsold: Available at opening bid of US$ 10000 + Buyers Fee
Caligula. Sestertius
Caligula. 37-41 AD. Sestertius, 27.68g. (6h). Rome, 37-38 AD. Obv: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT Head laureate left. Rx: ADLOCVT COH, without S C, Caligula standing left on platform, camp chair behind him, addressing five soldiers holding standards. BM 33. Paris 45. Cohen 1 (15 Fr.). Excellent portrait. Very fine reverse detail. Large and perfectly centered. EF.

Ex Kunker 273, 14 March 2016, lot 635.

The same obverse die was also used for Caligula's Three Sisters type, Paris 487, pl. XIII. Why the formula S C was omitted from the ADLOCVT COH type remains a mystery.
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