Germanicus (Born 15 BC - October 10, AD 19)

Germanicus Julius Caesar Claudianus was born in Lugdunum, Gaul (modern Lyon); a member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty of the early Roman Empire. At birth he was named either Nero Claudius Drusus after his father or Tiberius Claudius Nero after his uncle. Received the agnomen, Germanicus, by which he is principally known, in 9 BC, when it was awarded to his father in honour of his victories in Germania. Germanicus was the father of the Roman Emperor, Caligula. He was also brother to the Emperor Claudius; maternal grandfather to the Emperor Nero; and paternal grandfather to Princess Julia Drusilla.

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Germanicus, Struck by Caligula, 'Large SC' AE As 021284

Scarce Germanicus, Struck by Caligula 'Large SC' AE As
Bronze, 11.45 grams, 29.30 mm. Rome. 39-41 AD. Obverse: GERMANICVS CAESAR TI AVGVST F DIVI AVG N, bare head of Germanicus left. Reverse: C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG PM TR POT III (or IIII) PP, around large SC. RIC 43 (POT IIII); RIC 50 (POT IIII); Sear:- (cf 1804 for quadrans, different year). Good fine.

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Germanicus, Struck by Caligula, 'Large SC' AE As 021284


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