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Auction 22  22 Jun 2021
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Lot 284

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Estimate: 5000 CHF
Price realized: 12 000 CHF

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Gaius (Caligula), 37-41. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 37 mm, 26.73 g, 5 h), Rome, 40-41. C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG P M TR P IIII P P Laureate head of Caligula to left. Rev. ADLOCVT / COH Bareheaded and togate figure of Caligula standing left before a sella castrensis on a platform, his right hand outstretched towards five legionaries standing to right and facing him; the first bears a shield and the other four hold legionary eagles. BMC 68. Cohen 3. RIC 48. With a fine portrait, a detailed reverse and a reddish-brown/ olive-green patina. Traces of smoothing on the obverse and with a flan fault on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
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