CALIGULA SILVER DENARIUS – ISSUE WITH PORTRAITS OF CALIGULA AND DIVUS AUGUSTUS – CHOICE VF NGC GRADED ROMAN IMPERIAL COIN OF THE TWELVE CAESARS (Inv. 13502)
ROMAN EMPIRE. GAIUS (CALIGULA), AD 37-41.
Silver denarius, 3.80 g., 18 mm., struck in Lugdunum (Lyon), late AD 37-early AD 38.
Obv. C CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR POT, bust of Caligula right.
Rev. DIVVS AVG – PATER PATRIAE. radiate bust of Augustus right.
RIC 16; BMCRE 17; BN 21.
NGC graded CHOICE VF, Strike 4/5, Surface 5/5, with elegant cabinet patina, a type juxtaposing the portraits of Caligula and the deified Augustus, stressing dynastic continuity and depicting relationship to the gods through the use of Augustus’ radiate crown.