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

Date of Auction: 15th February 2017

Sold for £1,500

Estimate: £200 - £300

Roman Imperial Coinage, Nero and Drusus Cæsars, Dupondius, restitution issue under Gaius (Caligula), Rome, c. 37-8, Nero and Drusus Cæsars on horseback riding right, cloaks flying behind, nero et drvsvs caesares, rev. c caesar avg germanicvs pon m tr p pot, s c in field, 10.66g (RIC Gaius 34; BMC 44; C 1; Sear 1828). Good very fine, dull brown patina £200-300


Provenance: Bt Spink February 1940.

Nero (
c. 6-31) and Drusus (7-33) were the sons of Germanicus and Agrippina, brothers of Caligula and nephews of Claudius