Denarius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Gaius (Caligula)

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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Date:

AD 37/38

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

The front of this coin portrays the Roman Emperor Gaius (Caligula), facing to the right. An inscription that begins in the lower right edge and moves around the outward edge of the coin reads: C.CAESAR.AVG.GERM.P.M.TR.POT.

The back of this coins portrays the head of Germanicus, facing to the right. An inscription that begins in the lower right edge and moves around the outward edge of the coin reads: GERMANICVS.CAES.P.C.CAES.AVG.GERM.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Gaius (Caligula)

Origin

Lyon

Date

37 AD–38 AD

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

OB: C CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR POT REV: GERMANICVS CAES P C CAES AVG GERM

Dimensions

Diam. 1.9 cm; 3.58 g

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

1922.4859

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