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Sale: CNG 76, Lot: 3280. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2007. 
Sold For $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Gaius (Caligula). AD 37-41. Æ Sestertius (24.87 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 37-38. Pietas seated left, holding patera and resting arm on small draped figure standing facing on basis / Gaius standing left, holding patera over garlanded altar; victimarius holding bull for sacrifice and attendant holding a patera standing on either side; garlanded hexastyle temple of Divus Augustus in background; pediment decorated with sacrificial scene; quadriga and Victories as acroteria; statues of Romulus and Aeneas along roof line. RIC I 36. VF, dark brown patina with patches of green, porous.


From the John A. Seeger Collection.