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Ancient Rome Silver Denarius with Caligula and Agrippina the Elder  37AD to 41AD
Ancient Rome Silver Denarius with Caligula and Agrippina the Elder 37AD to 41AD

Vipsania Agrippina, most commonly known as Agrippina Major or Agrippina the Elder, was a distinguished and prominent Roman woman of the first century. She was the wife of the general and statesman Germanicus, and mother of Roman Emperor Caligula, who appears on the other side of this silver denarius.

The coin in our main picture (upper left) comes from Roma Numismatics in London, where it sold for 2000 British pounds (about $2800 US dollars) during a 2015 auction. Roma's coin is in beautiful shape with well-centered patterns and legible inscriptions. Coins in worse shape are worth much less:

worn: $400 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1000
well preserved: $2000

Unfortunately, requester TD has a fake Caligula and Agrippina denarius, shown in our smaller picture to the right. You can see the marked differences in surface characteristics, and the erroneous pattern of TD's coin. It is worth about zero. Sorry.

Coin: 20914 , Genre: Ancient
Requested by: TD, Sun, 03-Apr-2016 14:59:52 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 04-Apr-2016 14:46:43 GMT
Requester description: both sides have the image of a man's head.
one has curly hair , long neck and hair curls down the back of his neck
the other has a stern look and a wreath crown on his head which falls down the back of his neck
Tags: ancient rome silver denarius caligula agrippina elder romana roman romanorum romen romanorvm roma feinsilber sliver siver argent silber silverish silb man head one curly squiggle hair neck curls stern wreath crown falls fall male mens mans ones squiggles scribbles curl swoosh squiggly squigle swirl bowed twirly scribble curlicues curve curved curlycue curvy curving swirls squiggley sqiggles swirly curves hairdo hairline wreathed rief reif reef wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah wreaths crowned tiara crowns tiarra crowning tiera falling people two person peoples peple persons

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