The Roman Empire
Estimate: 20'000 CHF
Starting price: 16'000 CHF
Price realized: 16'000 CHF
Gaius, 37 – 41
Denarius circa 40, AR 3.72 g. C CAESAR AVG PON M TR POT III COS III Laureate head r. Rev. S·P·Q·R / P·P / OB·C·S· within oak wreath. C 21. BMC p. 150, note. RIC 28. CBN 39.
Very rare and among the finest specimens known of this very
difficult issue. Light iridescent tone and extremely fine
Ex M&M 72, 1987, 727; M&M 92, 2002, 26 and NAC 80, 2014, 58 sales.
Of the four main types of Caligula this one is truly difficult to find. This was a fairly recent purchase which finally allowed me to complete the main ”type set” of coinage of Caligula. This is really a nice coin. MSG.