Caligula Vesta As, 37-38 AD (27mm, 9.38g), Fine, Ancient Roman Coin AE Rome Mint

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Caligula Vesta As, 37-38 AD (27mm, 9.38g), Fine, Ancient Roman Coin AE Rome Mint
Caligula Vesta As, 37-38 AD (27mm, 9.38g), Fine, Ancient Roman Coin AE Rome Mint
Caligula Vesta As, 37-38 AD (27mm, 9.38g), Fine, Ancient Roman Coin AE Rome Mint
Caligula Vesta As, 37-38 AD (27mm, 9.38g), Fine, Ancient Roman Coin AE Rome Mint
Caligula Vesta As, 37-38 AD (27mm, 9.38g), Fine, Ancient Roman Coin AE Rome Mint
Caligula Vesta As, 37-38 AD (27mm, 9.38g), Fine, Ancient Roman Coin AE Rome Mint
Caligula Vesta As, 37-38 AD (27mm, 9.38g), Fine, Ancient Roman Coin AE Rome Mint

Caligula Vesta As, 37-38 AD (27mm, 9.38g), Fine, Ancient Roman Coin AE Rome Mint
This coin spent most of it’s life underground in a relatively moist climate, like a bog, to be able to create this brick-like maroon patina, though some of the original crispness of the strike is lost to the use and time. Based on it’s wear, I would believe that this coin found heavy use during the first and maybe second century AD before making it’s way out of someone’s pocket an onto the ground. This Fine Choice As is 27mm wide and weighs 9.38g and boasts nice centering and a wide planchet allowing for full obverse legend. An authentic piece of ancient Roman history and one of the most fascinating emperors. Caligula (Gaius), AE As, Struck 37-38 AD, Rome Mint Obverse. C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT, bare head left. VESTA, Vesta, veiled and draped, seated left on throne with ornamented back and legs, holding patera in right hand and long transverse scepter in left, S-C in fields. RIC I 38; BMCRE 46; Cohen 27. Vesta was originally a household spirit. Later she was personified as the goddess of the hearth and given the stature of her Greek equivalent, Hestia. In the temple of Vesta her flame was kept alive by Vestal Virgins. The item “Caligula Vesta As, 37-38 AD (27mm, 9.38g), Fine, Ancient Roman Coin AE Rome Mint” is in sale since Wednesday, February 27, 2019. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “iomega.zippy_2″ and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Grade: Fine Ch
  • Date: 37-38 AD
  • Denomination: As
  • Ruler: Caligula
  • Composition: Bronze

Caligula Vesta As, 37-38 AD (27mm, 9.38g), Fine, Ancient Roman Coin AE Rome Mint