Quadrans PON M TR P III P P COS TERT

Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Caligula (37-41)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 39-40
Value Quadrans = 1⁄4 As = 1⁄64 Denarius
Currency Denarius, Reform of Augustus (27 BC – AD 215)
Composition Bronze
Weight 3 g
Diameter 18 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 247162
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References RIC I# 45,
Harold Mattingly, Edward Allen Sydenham, Carol Humphrey Vivian Sutherland, Robert A. G. Carson; 1984. The Roman Imperial Coinage / Volume 1. Augustus – Vitellius (31 BC–AD 69) (1923 revised edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
OCRE# ric.1(2).gai.45
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Pileus flanked by S C.

Lettering: C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG

Translation:
Caius Caesar Divi Augusti Pronepos Augustus.
Gaius Caesar, great-grandson of the divine Augustus, emperor (Augustus).

Reverse

Legend surrounding RCC large in center of field.

Lettering: PON M TR P III P P COS TERT

Translation:
Pontifex Maximus, Tribunicia Potestate Tertia, Pater Patriae, Consul Tertius.
High priest, holder of tribunician power for the third time, father of the nation, consul for the third time.

Mint

Rome (ancient), Italy

Comments

Mass varies: 2–4.16 g;
Diameter varies: 16.5–20 mm;
Source: Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (39-40) 

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