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POWERFUL PORTRAIT OF CALIGULA

7669. ROMAN EMPIRE, GAIUS CALIGULA, 37-41 AD. AE As 29 mm, 10.95 gm. Obverse: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT; Bare head of Caligula facing left. Reverse: VESTA S C across field, Vesta seated left, holding patera and scepter. RIC I 38; BMCRE 46; Cohen 27. EF. A choice example as good as they come with a beautiful dark chocolate patina. Near perfect centering with all devices sharp and clear and evenly struck in every detail. An exceptional example.

$3500.