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PRE-PRINCIPATE PORTRAIT OF CALIGULA SPAIN, Carthago Nova. Tiberius, with Gaius (Caligula) as Caesar. AD 14-37. Æ As (29mm, 11.71 g, 3h). Struck AD 33-37. Laureate head of Tiberius left / Bare head of Gaius left. RPC 182; SNG Copenhagen 502. | by Joe Geranio
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PRE-PRINCIPATE PORTRAIT OF CALIGULA SPAIN, Carthago Nova. Tiberius, with Gaius (Caligula) as Caesar. AD 14-37. Æ As (29mm, 11.71 g, 3h). Struck AD 33-37. Laureate head of Tiberius left / Bare head of Gaius left. RPC 182; SNG Copenhagen 502.

SPAIN, Carthago Nova. Tiberius, with Gaius (Caligula) as Caesar. AD 14-37. Æ As (29mm, 11.71 g, 3h). Struck AD 33-37. Laureate head of Tiberius left / Bare head of Gaius left. RPC 182; SNG Copenhagen 502. old archives-cngcoins.com -Joe Geranio edit delete

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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This portrait of Caligula is the only accepted portrait of Caligula prior to becoming princeps (emperor). This portrait is actually VF compared to most specimens I have seen.

For problems with the dating of Tiberian Coinage see RPC and A. Banti and L. Simonetti, Corpus Nummorum Romanorum (XIII Florence: 1977 pp. 141-50 deal with dating to 34 A.D. (PolliniJWAG, note 28 for more explanation. Also: "Aspects of the Principate of Tiberius", Historical comments on the Colonial coinage issued outside Spain, Michael Grant- The American Numismatic Society - Numismatic Notes and Monographs(1950) There are some issues with inscriptions and dating in Banti Simonetti.

Regarding Pre-Principate Statue Bases with Inscriptions

    

I find it interesting that there are no pre-principate portraits of

Caligula accepted by scholars, but 1/5 of his statue bases that are

extant are prior to his accession?

SEE: Boschung (1989) 62-70 for

previous attempts of Identifying a pre-principate portrait of

Caligula.

See Jakob Munk Hotje: Roman Imperial Statue Bases from Augustus to Commodus, Aarhus Studies in Mediterranean Antiquity 7 (Århus 2005).

See: D. Boschung, Die Bildnisse des Caligula (1989) Gerbruder Mann

Pollini, "A Pre-Principate Portrait of Gaius Caligula?" JWAG (1982) Page. 10 for photo of this coin. numismatics.org/collection/1944.100.66820

    

See Also: Geranio, Joe- Portraits of Caligula: The Seated Figure? donum.numismatics.org/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblion...

or Geranio, Joe- Portraits of Caligula: The Seated Figure? Vol. XX, No. 1 (1997) SAN Journal, Society for Ancient Numismatics

    

Joe Geranio

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