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ROMAN EMPIRE, Agrippa, Copper as, RIC I Caligula 58
Agrippa, Military commander, friend of Augustus, grandfather of Caligula, great-grandfather of Nero

Copper as, RIC I Caligula 58, SRCV I 556, superb EF, weight 10.34 g, maximum diameter 27.5 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 38 A.D.; obverse M AGRIPPA L F COS III, head left wearing a rostral crown; reverse Neptune standing half left, dolphin in right, trident in left, S - C across fields; bold high relief strike on a large flan with no wear, beautiful green patina, extraordinary portrait, spectacular!

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.

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Album name:Joe Sermarini / Coins from Members' Personal Ancient Coin Galleries
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Date added:May 21, 2011
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Joe Sermarini  [May 22, 2011 at 09:59 AM]
This coin has a challenger. Please rate it!
Lloyd T  [May 22, 2011 at 09:34 PM]
Finest Agrippa portrait I've seen.
Dino  [May 23, 2011 at 12:23 PM]
Wow. Great coin.
Antonivs Protti  [May 26, 2011 at 02:16 AM]
Awesome patina and Superb portrait and expression. Congrats
Mark Z  [Jun 14, 2012 at 11:18 PM]
Both nice but this one wins!
Sam  [Aug 08, 2013 at 07:02 PM]
Superb Obverse , amazing green.
Matthew C5  [Jan 23, 2015 at 01:45 PM]