Grand Tours. With this post, perhaps the CT community can fill in some blanks or name that Roman. I was attracted to the sharp portrait (a draped and curaissed bust, not unlike what we find on Roman Imperial coins), the patina of age, and the price was right. A Grand Tour was a tradition of European travel for continuing education of the new graduate, and the small plaster souvenirs were a way of documenting the travels in an era when photographs, and facebook posts had not yet been imagined. These could be mounted with notes in books as a record of travels and sights. I thought maybe a portrait of Caligula? I don't have a coin of Caligula, but it also reminded me of this As of Claudius: Æ As of Claudius, AD 41-54 Mint: Rome Struck AD 41-43 Obv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AV[G P M TR P IMP PP] Bare head left Rev: Minerva advancing right, brandishing spear and holding shield, between S - C Size: 9.04g 26.1mm Ref: RCV 1861-1862 Share anything related to Grand Tour souvenirs, the identity of the unknown Roman above, or coins (as this is CoinTalk).