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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 997. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

NERO and DRUSUS CAESAR, brothers of Gaius (Caligula). Died 31 and 33 AD. Æ Dupondius (15.44 gm, 7h). Rome mint. Struck under Gaius (Caligula), 37-38 AD. NERO ET DRVSVS CAESARES, Nero and Drusus on horseback riding right / C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT, large S C across field. RIC I 34 (Gaius); MIR 3, 13-5; BMCRE 44 (Caligula); BN 52 (Caligula); Cohen 1. Good VF, attractive green patina, lightly retouched in a few spots on the obverse. ($750)

From the Michael Weller Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 40 (with Numismatica Ars Classica, 4 December 1996), lot 1202.