Caligula Silver Denarius NGC CHAU
This silver denarius of Roman Emperor Caligula is not only the key coin in the Twelve Caesars silver series, but is the finest example we have handled in many, many years. In fact, only ONE coin has ever certified finer, a Mint State coin we placed several years ago.
Caligula was despised as a ruler and was eventually executed by his own royal guard. Known for his cruelty during his four year reign from 37-41 AD, his image on the front of the coin is an eerie testament to his legacy. The reverse of the coin depicts his predecessor, Augustus, in lifelike form. This coin is wonderfully preserved with mark-free surfaces on both sides along with original surfaces. Wonderful coin in all regards that is sure to sell quickly. Coin shown is the actual coin we have for sale. Highly recommended.