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Germanicus Dupondius



Struck by Caligula 37-41 A.D. in honor of his late father, Germanicus.


Obv: GERMANICUS CAESAR
Germanicus carrying scepter in triumphal Quadriga to right


Rev: SIGNIS RECEPT DEVICTIS GERM SC
Germanicus in curaiss walking left, bearing recovered military standard



The obverse of this coin likely depicts Germanicus' military triumph, an event that must have made quite an impression on young Caligula. The reverse depicts Germanicus (or a statue dedicated to him) walking left, bearing one of two standards that he recovered from Germanic tribes which were taken from General Varus in 9 A.D.


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4to2centophilia

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Missed this when originally posted. Very attractive coin and great historical relevance.
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"When you are in Rome live in the Roman style; when you are elsewhere live as they live elsewhere" St. Ambrose (340-397) to St. Augustine.
#1 December 4, 2007 2:41am

AlexB

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Hello Mark


'Historical relevance'..... are the Italians invading Germany right now Smile?
The meek shall inherit the earth - so buy a meek
#2 December 4, 2007 10:23am

4to2centophilia

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Funny boy. Historically relevant to the period. I wish the Italians would invade Germany. It would guarantee me a good dinner the next time I visited.
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"When you are in Rome live in the Roman style; when you are elsewhere live as they live elsewhere" St. Ambrose (340-397) to St. Augustine.
#3 December 6, 2007 6:23pm

AlexB

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Historically important then? Smile
The meek shall inherit the earth - so buy a meek
#4 December 7, 2007 11:36pm

tcore

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Excellent type... would love to have one of these in my collection.
#5 October 1, 2010 7:55pm


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