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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
, 38 - c. 60 A.D.; obverse
L F COS III
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
) flanking across field
Catalog current as of Friday, April 19, 2019.
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