Emperor Caligula 37 – 41 A.D. AE Roman Imperial Sestertius Coin
The Three Sisters of Caligula
Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, more commonly known by his nickname Caligula was the Roman Emperor from 37 A.D. until his assassination in 41 A.D. Caligula was the third emperor of the Roman Empire and a member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty which descended from Augustus and was named by Tiberius as his heir. Caligula’s father, Germanicus, was the adopted son of Emperor Tiberius his mother was Agrippina the elder. Caligula’s brothers were Nero and Drusus and his sisters were Julia Livilla, Drusilla, and Agrippina the younger. Gaius was also the nephew of Emperor Claudius.
This museum quality coin reproduction of Ancient Roman Coinage is an exact copy of the coin held in the British Museum (BMC 36).
Obverse: Laurel head of Caligula, C. CAESAR AVG. GERMANICVS PON . M . TR .POT
Reverse: The Three Sisters of Caligula standing facing, AGRIPPINA DRVSILLA IVLIA , S. C.
Diameter: 34 mm