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10700708

Ex Bally-Herzog and O’Hagan Collections
Pedigreed to 1908

Triton XXI, Lot: 708. Estimate $30000.
Sold for $45000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Gaius (Caligula), with Agrippina Senior. AD 37-41. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.73 g, 9h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck AD 37-38. C • CΛESΛR • ΛVG • GERM • P • M • TR • POT •, laureate head of Gaius (Caligula) right / AGRIPPINA • MAT • C • CAES • AVG • GERM •, draped bust of Agrippina Senior right, her hair is waved from the brow downward and knotted in a long plait at the back; one curly lock falls loosely down the neck. RIC I 13; Lyon 168 (unlisted dies); Calicó 326 (same dies as illustration); BMCRE 14; BN 22–3; Biaggi 194. Good VF, toned, underlying luster, a few minor marks and a couple of bruises on and near edge. Rare.


From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Gemini XIII (6 April 2017), lot 145; Arthur Bally-Herzog Collection (Part 1, Münzen und Medaillen AG 93, 16 December 2003), lot 96; H. Osborne O’Hagan Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 July 1908), lot 81.