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brm_402856 - GERMANICUS As

GERMANICUS As AU
320.00 €(Approx. 355.20$ | 291.20£)
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Type : As
Date: 40-41
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 10,93 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire quasi SUP avec un joli portrait et un très beau revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : GERMANICVS CAESAR TI AVGVST F DIVI AVG N.
Obverse description : Tête nue de Germanicus à gauche (O°1).
Obverse translation : “Germanicus Cæsar Tiberii Augusti Filii Divi Augusti Népotis”, (Germanicus césar fis du divin Tibère petit fils du divin auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG P M TR POT IIII P P.
Reverse description : Grand S. C au centre.
Reverse translation : “Caius Cæsar Divi Augustus Pronepos Augustus Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate quartum Pater Patriae”, (Caius césar auguste arrière petit-fils du divin Auguste, grand pontife, revêtu de la quatrième puissance tribunicienne, père de la patrie).

Historical background


GERMANICUS

(19) return of CALIGULA Caius Cæsar Germanicus

Return of Caligula

Germanicus was the eldest son of Nero Drusus and Antonia. He was born in 15 BC and was adopted in 4 along Tiberius. He led numerous campaigns on the Rhine-Danube limes and received the Triomphe 17. He was then sent to Syria with a proconsul imperium and died at 19 in Antioch, perhaps murdered at the instigation of Tiberius by Pison (Suetonius). He is the father of Caligula and Agrippina the Younger, and brother Claude.

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