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Augustus and Agrippa, 9 - 3 B.C., Colonia Augusta Nemausus, Gaul
The reverse commemorates the conquest of Egypt in 30 B.C. This theme was probably used at Nemausus because the colony was settled by Egyptian Greeks and veterans from Anthony's army that had surrendered to Octavian at Actium. This was the last of the COL NEM issues, distinguished by the addition of the title P P (Pater Patriae), an honor bestowed to Augustus in 2 B.C.
RP91555. Bronze dupondius, RIC I 158, RPC I 524, SNG Cop 699, SNG Tüb 152, SRCV I 1730, F, well centered, scratches, some porosity, Colonia Augusta Nemausus (Nimes, France) mint, weight 12.194g, maximum diameter 26.0mm, die axis 0o
, 9 - 3 B.C.; obverse IMP DIVI F, back to back heads of Augustus and Agrippa, Agrippa (on left) head left wearing a rostral crown and laurel wreath, Augustus head right wearing oak wreath, IMP above, DIVI F below; reverse Crocodile right chained to palm tree, wreath with long ties over COL - NEM above, two palms fronds below; from the Maxwell Hunt Collection; SOLD
Catalog current as of Thursday, August 22, 2019.
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