NYINC purchase Little boots denarius

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  1. Swervo513

    Swervo513 Active Member

    Hi again,

    Just wanted to show off my new Caligula denarius. Please feel free to post your Caligulas to compare and contrast and discuss their history.


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  3. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    Great coin Larry. I've been after a Gaius in silver for a long time but it's tough when money is an issue...
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  4. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Well-Known Member

    D381386D-0CEE-44E9-939E-1A03646ECD64.jpeg I’m posting my Caligula....

    Oups !!
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  5. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    It looks like a beautiful example @Swervo513. As soon as you have a chance, show an image of the reverse. Congrats btw.
  6. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    That is a Caliga the plural is Caligae. Caligula is diminutive, making Caligula "Little boots".
  7. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    That is a very nice denarius. Here are mine.


    Caligula and Agrippina AR Denarius, aF, toned, bumps and marks,
    (17.84mm, 2.680g) 180o
    Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, end of 37 - early 38 A.D.;
    Obv: C CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR POT (counterclockwise), laureate head of Gaius right;
    Rev: AGRIPPINA MAT C CAES AVG GERM (counterclockwise), draped bust of Agrippina Senior (his mother), her hair in a queue behind, one curly lock falls loose on the side of her neck,
    RIC I 14 (R) (Rome), RSC II 2; BMCRE I 15 (Rome), BnF II 24, Hunter I 7 (Rome), SRCV I (2000) 1825 RSC 2
    Ex: the Jyrki Muona Collection, Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins.
    Purchased September 24, 2015 Forvm Ancient Coins.

    Calgula denarius ric 2.jpg

    Gaius (Caligula), with Divus Augustus. AD 37-41. AR Denarius
    (17.5mm, 3.26 g, 5h).
    Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. 1st emission, AD 37.
    Obv :Bare head of Gaius (Caligula) right C. CAESAR. AVG. GERM. P. M. TR. POT. COS
    Rev: Radiate head of Divus Augustus right, between two stars.
    RIC I 2; Lyon 157; RSC 11.
    Fine, toned, deposits, chipped at edges, a few scratches.
    CNG E-auction 428 Lot 344 September 5, 2018

    Gaius RIC 16 new copy.jpg

    Gaius, Silver denarius, RIC I 16 (R2, Rome), RSC I 2, Lyon 167, BnF II 21, BMCRE I 17, cf. SRCV I 1807 (aureus), VF, toned, attractive portraits, bumps and marks, some pitting, lamination defects,Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, weight 3.443g, maximum diameter 18.2mm, die axis 180o, 2nd emission, 37 - 38 A.D.; obverse C CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR POT (counterclockwise from lower right), laureate head of Caligula right; reverse DIVVS AVG PATER PATRIAE (counterclockwise from lower right), radiate head of Divus Augustus right; ex Classical Numismatic Group, e-auction 69 (23 July 2003), lot 90
    Ex: Forum Ancient coins, March 2, 2018.
  8. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Lovely! And a dual portrait issue to boot! To boot ... get it? To boot ... o_O
  9. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Caligula 4.jpg
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: C CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR POT, bare head right
    REVERSE: DIVVS AVG PATER PATRIAE, radiate head of Divus Augustus right
    Struck at Lugdunum, 37/8AD
    3.5g, 18mm
    RIC I 10
  10. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic

    Super coin Larry! Yes, please show the reverse.
  11. Swervo513

    Swervo513 Active Member

    I hear ya jay. I’ve been saving for months for this. Really hurting the pocket but it fills the most expensive void in my 9 caesars set.

    That may have been something he wore! Lol

    The reverse should be there. It is a portrait of Germanicus. His uncle I believe?

    beautiful examples! Thanks for sharing. Especially love that RIC I 2

    What a beauty! The details are amazing.
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  12. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Congrats Larry, looks much better then the assigned Fine !

    Here's my poorman's version , a fourree:

  13. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Germanicus was his father. If that coin was not expensive, it should have been. See if you can get a clear photo of just the coin (cropping out the plastic) so we can see it better.
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  14. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I had some time on my hands, so I cropped and blackened the background. I didn't spend much time on it.
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  15. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Caligula is in the right in this set.
  16. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Thank you @TIF. Like I said, I didn't spend much time, so I didn't pay attention to which side was which.
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