Reproduction Denarius of Caligula (Gaius) - SPQR

  • Product Code: RCDGC
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  • £4.00


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

Diameter: 1.8cm

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