Reproduction Denarius of Caligula (Gaius) - SPQR
Obverse: Laureate head of Gaius (Caligula) right. Text around C CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR POT.
Reverse: Oak wreath with the text S P Q R / P P / OB C S on three lines within.
History: The coin is extremely rare and is one of only three known examples. Gaius Julius Caesar, commonly known as Caligula, was the third Roman Emperor and a member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Caligula represents a turning point in the early history of the Principate. Known for his extreme extravagance, eccentricity, depravity and cruelty, he is remembered as a despot. He was assassinated in 41 by several of his own guards.
Date: Rome mint, January 41 AD