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Crocodiles on Ancient Coins

The crocodile was a symbol of Egypt.


Augustus and Agrippa, 16 - 15 B.C., Nemausus, Gaul

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This two-headed brass dupondius was commonly cut between the heads, creating two individual one-as coins.

The reverse commemorates the conquest of Egypt in 30 B.C. and the type was probably issued in connection with Augustus' visit to Gaul in 16 B.C.
RB88133. Bronze cut half dupondius (as), cf. RIC I 155, RPC I 523, SNG Cop 698, Cohen I 7, SRCV I 1729, Fine/Fair, cut half, nice green patina, weight 5.140 g, maximum diameter 25.6 mm, Nemausus (Nimes, France) mint, 16 - 15 B.C.; obverse IMP DIVI F, back to back heads of Augustus and Agrippa, Agrippa left wearing a rostral crown, [Augustus head right (cut off flan)]; reverse COL NEM, crocodile right chained to a palm, wreath with long ties above, two palm fronds below; ex Moneta Numismatic Services; $30.00 (Ä25.50)







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