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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 999. Estimate $5000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GAIUS (CALIGULA). 37-41 AD. Æ Sestertius (26.83 gm, 7h). Rome mint. Struck 37-38 AD. C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT, laureate head left / AGRIPPINA DRVSILLA IVLIA, S C in exergue, Gaius' three sisters standing facing: Agrippina (as Securitas) leaning on column, holding cornucopiae, and placing hand on Drusilla (as Concordia), holding patera and cornucopiae; Julia (as Fortuna) holding rudder and cornucopiae. RIC I 33; MIR 3, 8-4; CNR XII, 56 (this coin); BMCRE 37; BN 49; Cohen 4. Near EF, mottled red, brown, and green patina, minor roughness, minor pitting and smoothing in fields. ($5000)

From the Michael Weller Collection. Ex Leu 54 (28 April 1992), lot 221; Leu 22 (8-9 May 1979), lot 194; Leu 2 (25 April 1972), lot 361.