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410, Lot: 246. Estimate $300.
Sold for $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Gaius (Caligula). AD 37-41. Æ Sestertius (34.5mm, 26.04 g, 7h). Rome mint. Struck AD 37-38. Pietas seated left, holding patera and resting arm on small draped figure standing facing on basis / Gaius standing left, holding patera over garlanded altar; victimarius holding bull for sacrifice and attendant holding a patera standing on either side; garlanded hexastyle temple of Divus Augustus in background; pediment decorated with sacrificial scene; quadriga and Victories as acroteria; statues of Romulus and Aeneas along roof line. RIC I 36. VF, rough green and brown patina, some pitting.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 372 (6 April 2016), lot 398.