Germanicus

Germanicus 15 B.C. – 19 A.D.

The father of Caligula, brother of Tiberius and stepson of Augustus, Germanicus held an enviable imperial pedigree. He was an able and loved general who had the rare Augustan traits of moderation and leadership without excess. Even though Augustus appointed Tiberius emperor he far preferred the qualities of Germanicus and left plans in place to ensure that he stayed in the limelight and perhaps succeed Tiberius. Unfortunately, his popularity grew to such an extent that Tiberius became jealous for he knew that it would take little arm-twisting from the part of Germanicus to mount a coup that would...

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Agrippina I

Mother of Caligula, wife of Germanicus. AE Sestertius (Posthumous) RIC 55 (Caligula), BMC 85 (Caligula), BN (Caligula) 128, C 1 Sestertius Obv: AGRIPPINAMFMATCCAESARISAVGVSTI - Draped bust right. Rev: SPQRMEMORIAEAGRIPPINAE - Carpentum pulled left by two mules. 37-41 (Rome).   RIC 102 (Claudius), BMC 219, C 3 Sestertius Obv: AGRIPPINAMFGERMANICICAESARIS - Draped bust right. Rev: TICLAVDIVSCAESARAVGGERMPMTRPIMPPP - Legend around large SC. c.50-54 (Rome). $982 3/20/04.  

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