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My fourth Caligula Provincial arrived today! This one particularly stood out to me due to the really neat Pegasus reverse and its mintage in Corinth, my first provincial from the city! Feel free to post any relevant coins below. 

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Caligula. 37-41 AD. CORINTHIA, Corinth. Æ (21mm, 6.06 gm, 10h). P. Vipsanius Agrippa, duovir. Obv: C CAESAR AVGVS, bare head right. Rev: P VIPSANIO AGRIPPA II VIR, Pegasus flying right. RPC I 1172

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I love it! I have only two provincials of Caligula, but the Corinth Pegasus type is my favorite of the two!

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Caligula, AD 37-41.
Roman provincial Æ 20 mm, 6.74 g.
Peloponnese, Corinthia, Corinth, Ae. P. Vipsanius Agrippa and M. Bellius Proculus, duoviri, AD 37-38.
Obv: C CAESAR AVGVSTV, bare head right.
Rev: M BELLIO PROCVLO IIVIR / COR, Pegasus flying right.
Refs: RPC I 1173; Amandry (1988) XVII; BCD Corinth 405-6.

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These coins are a combo hard to tick on Provincial coins - a rarer ruler + an interesting reverse. Well done both!

My only Caligula provincial has a duller reverse

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Gaius Caligula, struck 37-38 AD, Ionia, Smyrna.

ΓΑΙΟΝ ΚΑΙϹΑΡΑ ƐΠΙ ΑΟΥ(Ι)ΟΛΑ, laureate head of Caligula, r.  / ΖΜΥΡΝΑΙWΝ ΜΗΝΟΦΑΝΗϹ, Nike, r., with palm and wreath

RPC I 2473, Klose XXVII A

My only Corinth coin is a little confusing ... as I am not entirely sure it is Corinth.

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Attribution I have is

Corinthia. Corinth circa 345-307 BC.
Drachm  AR

13 mm, 1,87 g

Pegasos flying left, wings curled, Koppa below. / Head of Aphrodite left, hair in a sakkos. ΠA monogram behind head. BCD Corinth 162; SNG Fitzwilliam 3455-3456; SNG Cop. 136.

But the metrics are low for a drachm so I suspect a hemidrachm. Not sure that is Aphrodite.

Something similar I found but without the monogram behind head.

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Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus known as Caligula
Minted: Philadelphia, Lydia from the Magistrate Epikrates
Obv: Bare head of Caligula, right.; to left, star / ΓΑΙΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ (Gaios Kaisaros, Gaius Caesar)
Rev: Laureate busts of the Dioscuri, jugate, right / ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛ(ΦΕΩΝ) ΕΠΙΚΡΑΤΗΣ (Philadelpheon Epikrates)
Reference: RPC I 3022; Specimens: 7 (2 in the core collections)

 

 

My Caligula provincial coin. My only one.

 

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Not a lot of Gaius coins here either. 

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Phrygia, Aezanis. Caligula Æ16

Obv: Γ ΚΑΙ ϹƐΒ ΓƐΡΜΑΝΙΚΟϹ / Laureate head of Caligula, r.
Rev: ΑΙΖΑΝΙΤΩΝ ΕΠΙ ΠΡΑΞΙΜΕ / Draped bust of Artemis with bow, r.
Magistrate Praxime.

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