Gaius (Caligula), (A.D. 37-41), AE sestertius, Rome mint, issued A.D. 40-41, (27.17 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 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 light brown and tan patina, very fine and very scarce.
Ex Dr V.J.A.Flynn Collection and previously CNG Auction 264, lot 384 with ticket.