Dec 23, 2012, 02:49 AM
Agrippina Maior was Caligula mothers.
Originally Posted by stewielouie
it's a posthumus sestertius cca. 42-54 AD. near 2000 years old.
Dec 23, 2012 02:49 AM
Dec 23, 2012, 04:44 AM
Beautiful coin Taranis that was a crazy mixed-up family lol i think they created the word incest ,Agrippina Minor or Agrippina the Younger, very rare coin i vote Banner for sure . !! Jim
- Gaius or Caligula- Agrippina's brother (Dio.)
- Marcus Aemilius Lepidus -her sister Drusilla's husband (Tac. Suet. Dio)
- Tigellinus- later prefect of the guard under Nero (Dio)
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca -Nero’s tutor (Dio.Tac)
- Claudius -her uncle before their marriage (Tac. Suet. Dio)
- Rufus -later prefect of the guard (Tac)
- Marcus Antonius Pallas -Claudius’ freedmen (Tac. Dio.)
- Aulus Plautius -young nobleman (Suet.)
- Rubellius Plautus- son of Julia, granddaughter of Tiberius (Tac.)
- Nero -her son (Tac. Suet. Dio)
Agrippina the Younger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Last edited by Deepdiger60; Dec 23, 2012 at 04:59 AM.
If Mother Earth give,s us precious metals like gold silver copper and iron why leave them in the ground to disappear forever , dig them out and save History !!
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Dec 23, 2012, 07:22 AM
Really it was an interesting family, but this coin is an Agrippina Maior.
She was a mother of Agrippina junior and Caligulas.
I love this era of history, wars, scientists, and incests ...
Dec 23, 2012, 10:46 AM
Excellent find !!
AGRIPPINA SENIOR Commemorative issue struck under Claudius A.D. 41-54. AE Sestertius, Rome Mint, Circa A.D. 50.
RIC (Claudius)-102. Head of Agrippina Senior, right; Reverse: Large SC, legend around. Well centered, evenly struck and nicely defined. This similar coin is being auctioned by Stack's Bowers and Ponterio at their sale #173 NYINC Auction on 12 Jan. 2013. They (very conservatively, in my opinion) gave a pre-auction estimate of $1,000. I expect it will go much higher.
Dec 23, 2012, 10:53 AM
I expect it will go much higher.
Thank you Don!
This sestertius is the gem of my collection.
Dec 23, 2012, 01:15 PM
very unique find and in great shape...... Happy Holidays
Dec 23, 2012, 03:35 PM
Wow on 2000 years old!! Banner would be nice!!
Dec 23, 2012, 03:47 PM
Absolutely awesome find! Banner Find!
Dec 23, 2012, 04:15 PM
Dec 27, 2012, 11:46 PM
Originally Posted by Taranis
I would have to think a coin like this in that condition at nearly 2000 years old.... would be the center piece in any collection. Amazing find.
Dec 28, 2012, 09:49 AM
Awesome find, can't find those here in boston.
Dec 28, 2012, 10:44 AM
I thought I show here too, the same place where I found Agrippina.
Roman republic denarius help me!
Dec 28, 2012, 09:12 PM
A very cool find.....................HH
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Dec 28, 2012, 09:33 PM
Amazing coin and in fantastic shape!!!
Dec 29, 2012, 08:39 AM
Sorry, missed that one... What a beautiful Sestercius! Big congrats! Any Sestercius in such a condition is rare, at least im my area, not to mention an Agrippina... Vote in here too!
Dec 31, 2012, 04:45 AM
Thank you for all comments!
Happy new year and big finds for all!!!
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