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Crocodiles on Ancient Coins

The crocodile was a symbol of Egypt.


Augustus and Agrippa, Colonia Augusta Nemausus, Gaul, 10 - 14 A.D.

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This two-headed brass dupondius type was commonly cut between the heads, creating two individual one-as coins. The final issue of these crocodile dupondii included the P P (Pater Patriae - Father of the Country) on the obverse.
RP85827. Bronze cut half dupondius (as), cf. RIC I 159, RPC I 525, SNG Cop 699, SNG Tub 161, SRCV 1731, VF, cut half, dark patina, earthen deposits, spots of light corrosion, weight 6.134 g, maximum diameter 27.8 mm, die axis 0o, Colonia Augusta Nemausus (Nimes, France) mint, 10 - 14 A.D.; obverse IMP DIVI F P P, back to back heads of Augustus and [Agrippa (cut, Agrippa off flan)], Augustus laureate head right; reverse COL NEM, crocodile right chained to a palm, wreath with long ties above, two palm fronds below; ex Sayles and Lavender; $90.00 (Ä76.50)


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 was probably issued in connection with Augustus' visit to Gaul in 16 B.C.
RP85826. Bronze cut half dupondius (as), cf. RIC I 155, RPC I 523, SNG Cop 698, Cohen I 7, SRCV I 1729, aVF, cut half, green patina, weight 5.692 g, maximum diameter 25.4 mm, die axis 315o, 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 Sayles and Lavender; $75.00 (Ä63.75)







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