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  1. The arches are near the NE slope of the Palatine, the arches are way further out than expected, they were some sort of covered buttress system?
  2. I recently watched a video on excavations on he NE slope of the Palatine and they found The arch structures you see in the backround were a vestibule portico that led to the Domus Aurea. I had no idea it went this far towards the NE slope of the Palatine!! This is wonderful news to me as I follow everything Julio Claudian. I will also attach a link to a video by AIRC president Darius Arya. The size and scope of Nero's Golden Hous never ceases to amaze me, but the video will speak for itself. Joe Geranio JCIA
  3. Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. Iron dies for
  4. I believe Caligula was the first living Princeps to appear radiate, before Nero? One final aspect of the seated figure of Caligula on the consensv dupondius is worth examining. Could Caligula have been the first living princeps to ever appear radiate on Roman coinage? B.E. Levy. in her article entitled "Caligula's Radiate Crown," finds traces of a radiate crown on two pieces: One in the Princeton University Library; the other in a private collection. Some scholars believe this theory strengthens the argument that the seated figure is Augustus and not Caligula. H.M. Von Kaenal advanced this interpretation of the dupondii this way: His first argument is that on some of the reverses you could identify Caligula's features; secondly, that the reverse legend is suited to certain events of his accession. As Dio tells us, the event was altered by an eruption into the senate-house of equites et populus,40 and in Von Kaenal's view it is to this, and not the award of an honorific statue, that the legend CONSENSV SENAT ET EQ ORDIN P Q R must refer.41 H. Kuthmann brings even stronger evidence of the reverse type not being Augustus when he suggests that on pre-Flavian coins the curule chair is the seat of the living princeps, while that of DIVUS Augustus is a throne.42 This is strong evidence that the seated figure is that of Caligula. (Interestingly, Kuthmann identifies the seated figure as Claudius.) Levy brings further evidence to light when she suggests that the bronze provincial issues of at least three or four mints show Caligula with radiate attribution (one from Alexandria, but this issue may represent Helios.)43 Another issue from the province of Asia shows a spikey Hellenistic crown.44 Even stronger evidence that the radiate crown did exist can be seen on consensv dupondii , where the die engraver shortened the vertical bar on the T in ET to accommodate the crown, while the entire letter T is slightly raised in the second Princeton piece. Levy mentions that the radiate crown is neglected in descriptions which follow illustrations in catalogues. In specifically looking for the radiate crown on the consensv dupondii, there are at least three issues that have been found via the art trade.45 It has been suggested that the radiate crown is occasionally used on Roman coinage to distinguish a newly elevated Emperor. Thus, the Roman radiate crown was not a true piece of insignia: Its meaning was flexible and its use optional? Library Catalog Entry Main Author: Geranio, Joe. Title: Portraits of Caligula : the seated figure? / Joe Geranio. Host Publication: In: The Celator Vol. 21, no. 9 (Sep 2007), p. 6-26 : ill.
  5. http://www.forumancientcoins.com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=What%20Did%20The%20Julio%20Claudians%20Really%20Look%20Like%20%20Reconstructions-%20Joe%20Geranio
  6. https://events.umn.edu/prod/groups/public/@pub/@cla/@hist/documents/eventfile/018639.pdf
  7. http://joegeranio1.wordpress.com/2007/03/25/portraits-of-caligula-the-seated-figure-joe-geranio/ Introduction: The purpose of this study is to identify the reverse figure on the consensv dupondii (See coin portrait on this page of seated figure of dupondius) , struck during the reign of the Emperor Caligula. There has been much controversy over this reverse type, which, along with portraits in the round of Caligula, will be examined in some depth. Through numismatic, literary and epigraphical evidence I will study the seated figure, which has been traditionally accepted as Augustus, and not Caligula.+ Backround Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus was born in A.D. 12. His birthplace was most probably Antium (modern day Anzio).1 He won his nickname Caligula or
  8. The Elusive Caligula Quinarius

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    Portrait of Caligula - Sabratha- Joe Geranio

    What groups are those? Joe
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    Portrait of Caligula - Sabratha- Joe Geranio

    Yes that is the photo. Flickr gives problems sometimes? Is there a way to upload photos on UNRV? Browse and then upload?
  11. http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=501810270&size=l See link above and notice the physiognomy of the Princeps Gaius Caligula. Joe Geranio portraitsofcaligula.com
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    Unpublished Portrait of Caligula?

    http://flickr.com/photos/74745547@N00/211699588/ Check the almost frontal view and note the different distinct pincer style of Caligula vs. Octavian/Augustus
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    Unpublished Portrait of Caligula?

    Are you sure this portrait has not been published before? It looks like the very first portrait of Caligula I saw. In fact, I saw it first in the Volume of Plates to the Cambridge Ancient History Vols IX and X. This used to be known as the 'Copenhagen' head because it was found in Asia Minor and is to be seen in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. No this is not the NY Glyptotek Copenhagen type. The Getty head is from Asia minor. You may have it confused with that head. All great portraits seem to come from Asia Minor, and as I mentioned this portrait resides at The Museo Archeologico dei Campi Flegrei in Baia. Are you sure this portrait has not been published before? It looks like the very first portrait of Caligula I saw. In fact, I saw it first in the Volume of Plates to the Cambridge Ancient History Vols IX and X. This used to be known as the 'Copenhagen' head because it was found in Asia Minor and is to be seen in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. No this is not the NY Glyptotek Copenhagen type. The Getty head is from Asia minor. You may have it confused with that head. All great portraits seem to come from Asia Minor, and as I mentioned this portrait resides at The Museo Archeologico dei Campi Flegrei in Baia. I have also sent the photo to a few art historians and they have never seen the head? It is not in the exhaustive work by D. Boschung of all extant portraits of Caligula in the round called, "Die Bildnisse des Caligula"?
  14. Go to http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=8458991&size=l For photo. D. Boschung an Art Historian from Germany put a work together called, "Die Bildnisse des Caligula", which had all extant portraits of Caligula. I am very inerested in this photo because it has the physiognomy of Caligula and agrees numismatically. This portrait was not in Boschungs' work, so; it has really sparked my interest. A great find!! The portrait resides at The Museo Archeologico dei Campi Flegrei in Baia. Photo courtesy Mr. Jennings. Joe Geranio
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