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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1976.40.394
People
Caligula, Roman (r. 37 - 41 CE)
Title
As of Caligula, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
37-38 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Rome (Latium)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Roman Imperial
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
11.3 g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
as
Date on Object
TR POT
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT
  • Reverse Inscription: VESTA; S C
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC I 2, 38 p. 111; Cohen 27
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Harvard College Library, Bequest of Robert Nixon Toppan (Class of 1858), 1880
Accession Year
1976
Object Number
1976.40.394
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 AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT.
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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