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Sestertius (Coin) Portraying Caligula

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of bronze.

Date:

37-38

Artist:

Roman, minted in Rome

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the head of Emperor Caligula, laureate, facing left.
The back (reverse) portrays the three sisters of Caligula in guise of Securitas (Agrippina), Concordia (Drusilla), and Fortuna (Julia), standing side by side.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Sestertius (Coin) Portraying Caligula

Place

Roman Empire (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

37 CE–38 CE

Medium

Bronze

Inscriptions

Obverse: C.CAESAR.AVG.GERMANICVS.PON.M.TR.POT Reverse: AGRIPPINA DRVSILLA IVLIA

Dimensions

Diam.: 3.4 cm (1 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.857

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