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213, Lot: 386. Estimate $750.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Gaius (Caligula). AD 37-41. Æ Sestertius (35mm, 28.29 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 37-38. Pietas seated left, holding patera, resting arm on small draped figure standing facing on basis / Gaius standing left, holding patera over garlanded altar; victimarius holding bull for sacrifice and attendant holding a patera flanking; in background, garlanded hexastyle temple of Divus Augustus surmounted by acroteria and statues of Romulus and Aeneas, pediment decorated with sacrificial scene. RIC I 36. VF, green and brown patina, fields heavily smoothed and scratched.