BRASS DUPONDIUS OF GERMANICUS, ROME, AD 37-41.

BRASS DUPONDIUS OF GERMANICUS, ROME, AD 37-41.

295.00

Obverse: GERMANICUS CAESAR, Germanicus in triumphal quadriga right holding eagle-tipped sceptre.

Reverse: SIGNIS RECEPT DEVICTIS GERM S C, Germanicus standing left, his right hand raised, holding legionary eagle in left.

RIC: 57. Sear: 1820. BMCRE: 93. [Rome, AD 37-41]

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 14.8 g.

A scarce brass dupondius struck by Caligula in honour of his deceased father Germanicus, who had died under suspicious circumstances around twenty years previously. Germanicus was a heroic general, widely loved by the Roman people. Naturally, Caligula represented his father on his coinage, both out of filial piety and as an attempt to win the hearts and minds of his subjects. This coin is in excellent condition.

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