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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Twelve Caesars| > |Agrippa| > RB88887
Agrippa, Military Commander, Friend of Augustus, Grandfather of Caligula, Ancient Unofficial Cast
|Agrippa|, |Agrippa,| |Military| |Commander,| |Friend| |of| |Augustus,| |Grandfather| |of| |Caligula,| |Ancient| |Unofficial| |Cast|, This coin is clearly cast and not an official struck mint issue. Many unofficial counterfeits or perhaps semi-offical local imitations were struck and cast in Gaul, especially during the reign of Claudius (up to 50% of the bronze Claudius coins found in some areas), apparently due to shortages of official coinage. This coin was probably cast at that time.
RB88887. Cast bronze as, cf. RIC I Gaius 58, BMCRE II Tiberius 161, BnF II Caligula 77, Hunter I 1, Cohen I 3, SRCV I 1812 (official, Rome mint, struck under Caligula), F, green patina, corrosion, casting seams and sprues, unofficial mint, weight 15.775g, maximum diameter 30.7mm, die axis 180o, 38 - c. 60 A.D.; obverse M AGRIPPA L F COS III, head left wearing a rostral crown; reverse Neptune standing facing, head left, nude but for cloak draped over arms, dolphin in right hand, trident vertical in left hand, large S - C (senatus consulto) flanking across field; SOLD











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