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979734. Germanicus. Died AD 19. Æ As (28mm, 11.68 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Gaius (Caligula), AD 37-38. GERMANICVS · CAESAR · AVGVST · F · DIVI · AVG · N, bare head left / C · CAESAR · AVG · GERMANICVS · PON · M · TR · POT, around large S·C. RIC I 35; BMCRE 49-51; BN 73-5. Good VF, glossy dark green patina, spot of roughness on reverse. ($695) From Collecton DF. Purchassed from Stack’s, February 1995.

978891. Claudius. AD 41-54. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.78 g, 10h). Rome mint. Struck AD 46-47. TI CLAVD CAESAR · AVG · PM · TR · P · VI · IMP · XI, laureate head right / SPQR/ P · P/ OB CS within wreath. RIC I 41; von Kaenel type 26, – (V489/R– [unlisted rev. die]); BMCRE 46-7; BN 59-60; RSC 87. EF, deeply toned. ($12,500) From the Lexington Collection.

979733. Nero. AD 54-68. Æ Dupondii (30mm, 13.15 g, 7h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck circa AD 66-67. IMP · NERO · CAESAR · AVG · P · M[AX · TR · P ·] P · P, laureate head right, globe at point of bust / VICTORIA AVGVSTI, Victory flying left, holding wreath in outstretched right hand and palm frond over left shoulder; S C flanking. RIC I 522 or 601; Lyon 204; WCN 524 or 532; BMCRE 353-5; BN 141-8. VF, dark green patina. ($695) From Collection DF. Ex Stack’s(8 December 1993), lot 2156. MacDowell has demonstrated that the Victory type dupondii were struck during both series IV and V at the Lugdunum mint. In the absence of a detailed die study, the two issues are indistinguishable.

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