NERO & DRUSUS CAESARS, Rome 39AD Authentic Ancient Roman Coin Superb Very Rare
 NERO AND DRUSUS CAESARS – Bronze Dupondius (28.6mm, 16.01 grams) Struck under Emperor Caligula at Rome, 39-40 A. Excellent artistic style, razor-sharp details of intricate design, perfect centering – SUPERB!!! C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT around SC. NERO ET DRVSVS CAESARES, Nero and Drusus Caesars galloping right, wearing short tunic, cape floating in the wind. Provided with certificate of authenticity. CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC by Sergey Nechayev, PhD – Numismatic Expert. Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (31 August AD 12 – 24 January AD 41), more commonly known by his agnomen Caligula , was the third Roman Emperor, reigning from 16 March 37 until his assassination on 24 January 41. Caligula was a member of the house of rulers conventionally known as the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Caligula’s father, Germanicus, the nephew and adopted son of emperor Tiberius, was a very successful general and one of Rome’s most beloved public figures. The young Gaius earned his nickname Caligula (the diminutive form of caliga) meaning “little [soldier’s] boot”, while accompanying his father on military campaigns in Germania. This conflict eventually led to the destruction of her family, with Caligula as the sole male survivor. Unscathed by the deadly intrigues, and seemingly unmoved by the fate of his closest relatives, Caligula accepted the invitation to join the emperor on the island of Capri in AD 31, where Tiberius himself had withdrawn in AD 26. At the death of Tiberius, on 16 March AD 37, Caligula succeeded his great-uncle and adoptive grandfather. There are few surviving sources on Caligula’s reign, although he is described as a noble and moderate ruler during the first two years of his rule. After this, the sources focus upon his cruelty, extravagance, and sexual perversity, presenting him as an insane tyrant, leading many to believe he had neurosyphylis. While the reliability of these sources has been difficult to assess, what is known is that during his brief reign, Caligula worked to increase the authority of the princeps, possibly contemplating the introduction of an authoritarian system of an eastern type. He directed much of his attention to ambitious construction projects, notoriously luxurious dwellings for himself, but also two new aqueducts for the city of Rome (Aqua Claudia and Anio Novus). However, these are primarily associated with his successor Claudius, who brought these projects to completion. Caligula also annexed Mauretania. On 24 January AD 41, Caligula was assassinated as the result of a conspiracy involving officers of the Praetorian Guard as well as members of the Roman Senate and of the imperial court. The conspirators’ attempt to use the opportunity to restore the Roman Republic was thwarted, as the same day the Praetorian Guard declared Caligula’s uncle and second cousin once removed Claudius emperor in his place. The item “NERO & DRUSUS CAESARS, Rome 39AD Authentic Ancient Roman Coin Superb Very Rare” is in sale since Friday, September 14, 2012. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “victoram” and is located in Forest Hills, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.