Germanicus AR Drachm

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Mat, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    A coin featuring Germanicus has been high on my want list for some time. I have seen many of the bronze issues available but most have been at prices I have not wanted to pay.

    Recently this coin became available from a VC dealer and it was at a reasonable price, about $60 shipped.

    It may be on the rough side but the portraits are there & that is all that matters to me.

    Germanicus, with Divus Augustus (15 B.C. - 19 A.D.)
    AR Drachm
    CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea
    O:GERMANICVS CES TI AVGV COS II PM, bare head of Germanicus right.
    R: DIVVS AVGV-STVS, radiate head of Augustus left.
    RPC I 3623a; cf. Sydenham, Caesarea 50; RIC I 61; BMCRE 106

    The date of this issue remains uncertain. RPC places it late in Tiberius' reign, circa 33/4 AD, while the traditional dating, adopted by RIC and Sydenham, place's it in the first year of Caligula's reign, 37/8 AD.
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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Rough you say? Maybe, but it's quite a coin!!! Congratulations.
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  4. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic

    A most historical piece. congrats!
  5. TIF

    TIF Well that didn't last long :D Supporter

  6. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Nice coin....I actually really like the roughness of the coin it gives it great character!
    Good find congrats.
  7. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

  8. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    Very nice pickup Mat. I love it!
  9. ancient coin hunter

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  10. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Thats pretty cool @Mat Didn't know these existed.
  11. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    FANTASTIC, @Mat ! Wow, great coin.
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