Agrippa, Military Commander, Friend of Augustus, Grandfather of Caligula, Great-grandfather of Nero
Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa was a boyhood friend of Augustus and a renowned military commander on land and sea, winning the famous battle of Actium against the forces of Marcus Antonius and Cleopatra. Declared Augustus' successor, Agrippa's brilliant career ended when he predeceased Augustus in 12 B.C. He was married to Augustus' daughter Julia; father of Gaius and Lucius Caesars, Agrippa Postumus, Julia and Agrippina Senior; grandfather of Caligula, and great-grandfather of Nero.
BB55783. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1244, Meshorer TJC 120, aF, weight 1.519 g, maximum diameter 16.2 mm, die axis 0o, Jerusalem mint, 41 - 42 A.D.; obverse AΓPIΠA BACIΛEWC (KingAgrippa), umbrella-like canopy with fringes; reverse three heads of barley between two leaves, flanked by L - ς (year 6); SOLD
CAESARAVGVSVS (AUGUSTUS AND AGRIPPA) MAGRIPPA MAGRIPPACOSTER MAGRIPPALFCOSIII IMPDIVIF (AUGUSTUS AND AGRIPPA) IMPDIVIFPP (AUGUSTUS AND AGRIPPA) IMPTVESPAVGRESTSC (RESTITUTION BY TITUS) IMPDAVGRESTSC (RESTITUTION BY DOMITIAN)
Average well preserved denarius weight 3.63 grams.
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