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Lot: 13486 Price: Sold

Gaius (Caligula), with Agrippina Senior, 37-41. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.97 g 4), Rome, 40. C CAESAR AVG PON M TR POT III COS III Laureate head of Gaius to right. Rev. AGRIPPINA MAT C CAES AVG GERM Draped bust of Agrippina to right, her hair falling in a queue down the back of her neck. BMC 23. Cohen 6. RIC 22. Rare. An impressive portrait, sharply struck on a full flan. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.

Ex Sotheby's, 28 October 1993, 1460 (colour enlargement on plate 10) and ex Numismatic Fine Arts XXV, 29 November 1990, 338 and ex Schweizerische Bankgesellschaft. Published in "Das Rom der Caesaren von Augustus bis Romulus, geprägt in Gold und Silber. Ausgewählte Porträtmünzen der römischen Kaiserzeit" edited by the SBG in 1987 (this coin illustrated on page 37, enlargements on pages 10 and 25).