A Distinguished Collection of Roman Bronze Coins, the Property of a Gentleman (15 February 2017)

Date of Auction: 15th February 2017

Sold for £1,800

Estimate: £200 - £300

Roman Imperial Coinage, Germanicus, Dupondius, restitution issue under Gaius (Caligula), Rome, c. 37-41, Germanicus standing in slow quadriga right, germanicvs caesar, rev. signis recept devictis germ, Germanicus, bare-headed and cuirassed with tunic, standing left with right arm raised and holding aquila, s c in field, 15.22g (RIC Gaius 57; BMC 94; C 7; Sear 1820). Better than very fine, glossy dark patina £200-300


Provenance: E.A. Sydenham Collection, Glendining Auction, 10 December 1941, lot 22 (part).

Germanicus’s military campaigns in Germania (14-16) made him famous for avenging the defeat of the Battle of Teutoburg Forest (9 AD) and retrieving two of the three legionary eagles which had been lost. This type commemorates the triumph held in Rome on 26 May 17 celebrating these victories