A Distinguished Collection of Roman Bronze Coins, the Property of a Gentleman
Date of Auction: 15th February 2017
Sold for £1,800
Estimate: £200 - £300
FootnoteProvenance: 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