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130, Lot: 315. Estimate $200.
Sold for $330. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GERMANICUS, father of Gaius (Caligula). Died 19 AD. Æ Dupondius (30mm, 15.90 g). Rome mint. Struck under Caligula, 37-41 AD. Germanicus in ornamented slow quadriga right / Germanicus advancing left, raising hand and holding legionary eagle. RIC I 57 (Caligula); BMCRE 94 (Caligula); Cohen 7. Near VF, dark green and brown surfaces, fields smoothed.

Commemorates, in part, Germanicus' recovery of the legionary standards lost in the Teutoburg Forest under Varus in 9 AD.