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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1389. Estimate $4000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $4500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

NERO and DRUSUS CAESAR, brothers of Gaius (Caligula). Died 31 and 33 AD. Æ Dupondius (15.57 g, 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); BMCRE 44 (Caligula); BN 52 (Caligula); Cohen 1. Superb EF, wonderful brown patina with patches of green and red, a hint of smoothing in field on obverse. Well struck for issue. ($4000)