GERMANICVS

Father of Caligula




GERMANICUS IVLIVS CAESAR was born to Nero Claudius Drusus and Antonia on May 24, 15 BC. His father died in 9 BC, and Tiberius, Augustus' stepson, was forced by Augustus to adopt him in 4 AD. He began a military career in Pannonia in 7 AD, and by 11 AD was in Germany where he stayed until 17 AD (except for a consulship in 12 AD), when he was sent to the east. He died mysteriously near Antioch on October 10, 19 AD, suspecting that he had been poisoned by Piso, the Syrian Governor, on order of Tiberius, who was jealous of him. He left his wife Agrippina Sr. and six children, among them Caligula. (From MONETA, from www.numus.com)

 

The Asses



Copper As 28.5mm (10.66gr) Struck 37-38 A.D. Rome mint

Obv: GERMANICUS CAESAR TI AVGVST F DIVI AVG N Germanicus' bare head left.

Rev: C CAESAR GERMANICVS PON M TR POT around large S - C

RIC I, 35 (Calig), SR 1821, VM 2     Mark Lehman Collection

 



Copper As 26mm (10.66gr) Struck 37-38 A.D. Rome mint

Obv: GERMANICUS CAESAR TI AVGVST F DIVI AVG N Germanicus' bare head left.

Rev: C CAESAR GERMANICVS PON M TR POT around large S - C

RIC-35, Caligula; Van Meter 2    Andrew Thall Collection

 


Copper As 29mm (9.73gr) Struck 42 A.D. Rome mint

Obv: GERMANICVS CAESAR TI AVG F DIVI AVG N Germanicus, his bare head right

Rev: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM PM TR P IMP PP legend around large S C

RIC 106 (Claudius), Sear 601    Jan de Veen Collection