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436, Lot: 526. Estimate $500.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Germanicus. Died AD 19. Æ Dupondius (29mm, 16.51 g, 7h). Rome mint. Struck under Gaius (Caligula), AD 37-41. GERMANICVS/ CAESAR in two lines above, Germanicus, bareheaded and draped, standing right in chariot, holding eagle-tipped scepter and reins in left hand, driving triumphal quadriga right; chariot decorated with figure of Victory advancing right, shield in front of her to right / SIGNIS RECEPT/ DEVICTIS GERM/ S C in three lines across field, Germanicus, bareheaded, wearing cuirass and short tunic, standing left, right leg bent at knee and drawn back behind left, cloak over left arm, cradling aquila in left arm and extending right hand in gesture of command. RIC I 57 (Gaius); BMCRE 93-100 (Caligula); BN 140-51 (Caligula). Good VF, glossy brown patina, a few cleaning and smoothing marks, some earthen deposits.

From the DMS Collection, purchased from Harlan J. Berk, May 2003.