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Live auction - brm_541948 - GERMANICUS As

GERMANICUS As AU
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2019/07/30 14:00:00
brm_541948
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Type : As
Date: 37-38
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 11,06 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré au revers mais légèrement décentré au droit. Joli portrait. Patine verte
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Luc Corso

Obverse


Obverse legend : GERMANICVS CAE[SAR 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 AVG GERMANICVS PON [M TR POT].
Reverse description : Grand S. C au centre.
Reverse translation : “Caius Cæsar Augustus Germanicus Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate”, (Caius césar auguste germanique grand pontife revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne).

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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