37 - 41 A. D.
Gaius Caesar Germanicus
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Caligula Busts and Statues
|1. Bust of Gaius Caligula
is the adopted son of Tiberius. He is wearing a beard as a
sign of mourning for the death of his sister Drusilla. This
marble bust was sculpted and found in Thrace. It's on
display at the Department of Greek, Etruscan and Roman
Antiquities, Musee du Louvre, Paris, France
marble bust of the Emperor Caligula was discovered in
Thrace. The expression portrays him as innocent and kind,
yet history describes him as cruel, insane, and practiced
incest and homosexuality. The bust is on display at the
Louvre Museum in France.
bust portrays Caligula as manly and very distinguished.
Caligula was described as an Emperor who acquired what he
lusted for, other men's wives, and even his own sister. He
would lust for pretty women and discard them quickly. One of
his many homosexual affairs was with a notable Greek actor.
This bust is located at the Houston Museum of Natural
Sculpture of Caligula
Emperor Caligula only reigned for 3 years and 4 months.
According to ancient sources his cruelness and insanity
brought about his downfall. This sculpture depicts another
side of him, a a gentle yet fierce leader with the tendency
to get mad easily.
Polychromy of Caligula
was one of Rome's worst Emperors. Using samples from the
pigment from an ancient statue of Caligula this likeness was
created. This one is a reconstruction of the original
polychromy. Exhibited at the Istanbul Archaeological Museum,
on a loan from the Glyptotek in Munich.
This coin reveals the bare head of Caligula with the
inscription "C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT".
|2. Caligula Gold Copper Coin
An ancient Roman coin of Caligula made in Orichalcum, an
alloy of gold and copper in the Andes. It's embossed with
the laureate head of Caligula and an inscription that states
"C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT". Below is the
|3. Caligula's 3 Sisters
Caligula's three sisters: Agrippina, Drusilla, and Julia are
standing together on this coin which was minted in Rome. His
sisters are portrayed in the coin as somewhat having divine
attributes. Agrippina leaning on a column like Securitas,
she is holding a cornucopia and placing her hand on Drusilla
who is postured like Concordia holding the patera and
cornucopia and lastly, on the right is Julia, who is
positioned like Fortuna holding a rudder and cornucopia.
Above coin is the Obverse.
Caligula and Germanicus
This coin reveals the laureate head of
Caligula on the left, and the bare head of Germanicus on the
|5. Imperial Coin of Caligula
Left is the wreathed head of Caligula with
caption "C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS IMP," and on the right is
an oak wreath encircling "SEGO BRIGA" in two lines.
|6. Coin of Caligula and Augustus
Gaius Caligula is on the left with his
laureate, and opposite is the head of the Divine Augustus
radiating with stars on both sides.
Sestertius of Caligula
The front (obverse) on the left is the
wreathed head of Caligula with the caption "C CAESAR DIVI
AVG PRON AVG P M TR P III P P". On the reverse is Caligula
standing on a platform addressing five helmeted soldiers
with shields, parazonia and two aquila. It bears a legend "ADLOCVT
Caligula and Agrippina Coin
The laureate head of Caligula is shown on the
left with emblem "C CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR POT". Agrippina
(the elder) with her braided hair is on the right with the
legend "AGRIPPINA MAT C CAES AVG GERM".
Little did the popular Germanicus realize that his son Caligula would be
the most depraved monster to occupy the imperial throne. His own troops
nicknamed the boy Caligula which means "Baby-boots". He appeared to be a good emperor at the
start, but he was absolutely corrupt, utterly immoral, and he committed
incest with his own sisters. He dealt severely with his senators,
humiliating them publicly. He was a complete psychopath thinking he was
a god. The Emperor Caligula threatened to set up a statue of himself in
the Temple in Jerusalem. He was assassinated at his palace in 41 A.D.