Gaius (Caligula), (A.D. 37-41), AE sestertius, Rome mint, issued A.D. 37-38, (27.35 g), obv. Pietas veiled and draped seated to left, holding a patera, left arm resting on a facing figure draped on basis, around C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG GERMANICVS P M TR POT, PIETAS in exergue, dotted border, rev. DIVO AVG over S C across the field, hexastyle garlanded temple, quadriga above, before which is Gaius, veiled and togate, sacrificing with patera over altar, one attendant leads a bull another behind, (cf.S.1802, RIC 36, BMC 41). Attractive brown toning with some red and green, mild surface roughness, otherwise good very fine and scarce in this condition.
Ex Brian Bolton Collection and previously CNG Printed Auction 100, lot 1842 with tickets.