Grandson of Augustus
Rome mint, A.D. 50-54
Obv: GERMANICVS CAESAR TI AVG F DIVI AVG N
Rev: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP PP, encircling SC
RIC (Claudius) 106
Germanicus was the brother of Claudius I, father of Caligula, and the nephew of Tiberius. He was adopted by Tiberius as his heir, making him next in line for the throne. He died mysteriously in the East, supposedly by poisoning. The fact that his death paved the way for his son, the notorious Caligula, to become next in line adds to the intrigue, and many dark, although probably unfounded, rumors surrounded his death.