Caligula sestertius ancient coin copy
The small boy was born as Gaus Jules Caesar in the year 12 AD in Antium. As the natural son of the emperor Germanicus and Agreppina as well he was the great-grandchild of emperor Augustus. And so history was written: When he was a small boy, he was allowed to accompany his father to the camps at the front. There he won the roman soldiers’ hearts in a trice, so that those made the small man a pair of small soldier boots. Such shoes were called caligae. This word gave the small Gaius his nickname Caligula - small soldier boot. Under that name he gained during his lifetime a conflicting fame.
With this sestertius emperor Caligula you get a beautiful coin replica fabricated in high quality made of massive tin casting. A valuable appearing piece in ancient patinated optic. On its front there is to see the picture of the emperor Caligula. On its back there are his three sisters - Agrippina the youngest, Drusilla and Julia Livilla.
- pure tin, metal casting
- relief-like surface, patinated
- diametre: 34 cm
- every piece is unique
- including case
- inscription in the front: C. CAESAR.AVG.GERMANICVS.PON.M.TR.POT
- back : AGRIPPINA DRVSILLA IVLIA , S.C.
A contemporary historical inspiration for all collectors and friend of ancient, roman history. The glory, thirst for power and conspiracies of spectacular, roman emperors not only arouse the interest and thirst for knowledge of students, but also tantalise fans of roman history over and over again.
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