Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Caligula

A work made of gold.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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Date:

37/38, issued by Caligula

Artist:

Roman; minted in Rome

About this artwork

Obverse: Head of Caligula right, laureate
Inscribed: C.CAESAR.AVG.GERM.PM.TR.POT
Reverse: Bust of Agrippina I, right
Inscribed: AGRIPPINA.MAT.C.CAES.AVG.GERM.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 153

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Caligula

Origin

Rome

Date

37 AD–38 AD

Medium

Gold

Inscriptions

Obverse: C.CAESAR.AVG.GERM.PM.TR.POT Reverse: AGRIPPINA.MAT.C.CAES.AVG.GERM.

Dimensions

Diam. 2 cm; 7.77 g

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

1922.4860

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