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Gotta love a croc, @Alegandron! Here's my croc!

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Augustus with Agrippa, 27 BC - AD 14.
Roman Æ dupondius, 12.99 g, 26.3 mm, 4 h.
Nemausus, after 16/15 BC.
Obv: IMP/DIVI F, heads back to back of Augustus, right, bare, and Agrippa, left, wearing rostral crown.
Rev: COL-NEM to left and right of palm shoot, its tip to right, behind chained crocodile; two wreaths above palm tip.
Refs: RIC 155; RPC 523; Cohen 7; AMC 411; RCV 1729.
Notes: Sear (p. 338) notes this initial revival of the Nemausian series on a lighter weight standard is probably to be associated with Augustus' visit to Gaul in 16 BC.

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1 hour ago, Qcumbor said:

@Alegandron my friend, you know how to speak to a french guy, and you know my loving for Nemausus coinage. Here are a few

 

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Merci, Mon Ami!  

Funny how in the last few months, I have acquired 3 French coins:  Gold 20 Francs Rooster, Gold 20 Francs Angel, and a Gold 20 Francs of Napoleon III.  🙂  I even acquired a Gold 20 Francs from Helvetia (Suisse)

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4 hours ago, Severus Alexander said:

Yes, I expect Octavian would have perished early on without his military genius by his side!

One of my favourite coins:

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AE as, probably issued under Caligula

Good Zeus that is a damn masterpiece of the type!

And I was(OK, still am. Just a bit jelly) proud of this ex @GregH . Oh, I better reach out to that wild man/ explorer/cion-noisseur. When he upgraded I hit him up cause I LOVED the portrait and patina:

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4 hours ago, Severus Alexander said:

Yes, I expect Octavian would have perished early on without his military genius by his side!

One of my favourite coins:

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AE as, probably issued under Caligula

Holy rostral crown, @Severus Alexander!! What a coin!!

Here's my humble Neptune standing example:

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Agrippa, 18-12 BC.
Roman Æ as, 10.35 g, 27.3 mm, 7 h.
Rome, under Caligula, AD 37-41.
Obv: M AGRIPPA L F COS III, head left, wearing rostral crown.
Rev: S - C, Neptune standing left, holding small dolphin and trident.
Refs: RIC 58 (Caligula); BMCRE 161 (Tiberius); RCV 1812; Cohen 3 (Agrippa); CBN 77.

 

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On 5/24/2022 at 9:23 PM, Severus Alexander said:

 

One of my favourite coins:

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AE as, probably issued under Caligula

I would certainly not even try to challenge this marvelous as with mine (I still remember being defeated by Sev's hockeypuck in another life), but anyway I quite like it too 🙂

 

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That is a beautiful coin @Severus Alexander - yours too @Qcumbor ! Love the patina!

Some of you have probably already seen this one but here it is again. First photo post!

Octavian was often ill during campaigns, and was compelled to leave much of his military responsibilities to his ever-loyal and very capable friend Agrippa. Interesting just how young both men were at the time of Caesar's assassination - around 19. Quite a young age to be plunged into the swirling chaos of the collapsing Republic, but they stuck together and made it through. 

This coin was struck by Agrippa's crazy grandson Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (aka Caligula), to honor his deceased grandfather.

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On 5/24/2022 at 8:34 AM, Alegandron said:

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RI Augustus oak crown Agrippa rostral crown L AE Dupondius 26mm 12.6g Type III 9-3 BCE Nemausus chained Croc wreaths RIC I 158

Post your Agrippas!  Without him, there would had been NO Augustus... only an Octavian!

Very cool Brian!

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These crocs are fun! Great thread @Alegandron !

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Roman Empire
Augustus & Agrippa
AE Dupondius, Nemausus mint, struck ca. 10 BC - 10 AD
Dia.: 26 mm
Wt.: 12.3 g
Obv.: IMP: Augustus, laureate bust right; Agrippa, bust left wearing rostral crown
Rev.: COL - NEM: Crocodile chained to palm tree
Ref.: RIC 158
Ex JAZ Numismatics

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On 5/24/2022 at 2:34 AM, Alegandron said:

 

Post your Agrippas!  Without him, there would had been NO Augustus... only an Octavian!

Perhaps no Roman Empire?  Perhaps none of us?  Changing history is dangerous.

I got a little carried away with these once. 

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The last one I bought upgraded my oldest style coin which also was the first I bought long before the 2013 obsession.  I prefer the croc style on these.  

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https://www.forumancientcoins.com/dougsmith/impossible.html

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Agrippa, died 12 BC. Æ As (26mm, 6.45g, 5h). Barbarous copy of a Rome mint, posthumous issue struck under Gaius Caligula, AD 37-41. Obv: M AGRIPPA L F COS III; Head of Agrippa left, wearing rostral crown. Rev: S-C across field; Neptune standing facing, head left, holding small dolphin and trident. Ref: cf, RIC 58. Near Fine, nice surface and great patina with an unusual barbaric style. 

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Caligula As, 37-41image.png.696399676803f0fb979f01c0960cfa86.pngRome. Bronze, 27mm, 10.26g. Agrippa (45-12BC) issued by Caligula (37-41) and countermarked by Claudius (41-54). Head of Agrippa, left wearing rostral crown; M AGRIPPA L F COS III. Neptune standing left holding dolphin and trident; S C; TIAV countermark (RIC I, 58). Ex James Pickering. The countermark was applied to barbarous imitations and worn coins to allow their use in provinces like Britain, where there was a coin shortage.

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42 minutes ago, John Conduitt said:

Caligula As, 37-41

Fine, fine. When I started this hobby, I actually wanted to collect everything about my favourite emperor Caligula. Unfortunately, I got a critical hit called reality! It would still be my only and favourite collecting area today. Unfortunately, I did not win the lottery, nor am I willing to sell my kidney 🙂

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On 5/24/2022 at 12:23 PM, Severus Alexander said:

Yes, I expect Octavian would have perished early on without his military genius by his side!

One of my favourite coins:

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AE as, probably issued under Caligula

I've seen a lot of nice coins from members on here, but I'm not ashamed to admit that this one is among those that I covet the most.  That leathery/chocolate patina gets me every time. 

 

 

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Agrippa. (Died 12 BC). Æ As. (28mm, 10.46g). Rome mint.

Struck under Gaius (Caligula), (AD 37-41).

O: Head left, wearing rostral crown.

R: Neptune standing left, holding small dolphin and trident.

RIC I 58 (Gaius)

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Copper Coin (AE as) minted during the reign of AUGUSTUS for his friend AGRIPPA in 38 A.D. Obv. M.AGRIPPA.L.F.COS.III.: Bare hd. left, wearing rostral crown. Rev. S.C Neptune stg l., wearing clock, holding trident and small dolphin.

Posthumous issue under Caligula. Sears #556. RICI #58 pg.112. DVM #4 pg.74. RCS #1812.

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