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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 853. Estimate $10000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $8000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GAIUS (CALIGULA). 37-41 AD. Æ Sestertius (28.09 gm). Rome mint. Struck 37-38 AD. C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT, laureate head left / AGRIPPINA DRVSILLA IVLIA, S C in exergue, Gaius' three sisters standing facing: Agrippina (as Securitas) leaning on column, holding cornucopiae, and placing hand on Drusilla (as Concordia), holding patera and cornucopiae; Julia (as Fortuna) holding rudder and cornucopiae. RIC I 33; MIR 3, 8-4; BMCRE 37; BN 49; Cohen 4. EF, mottled green patina. Rare this nice. [See color enlargement on plate 14] ($10,000)