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1 hour ago, Coinmaster said:

This coin is nothing less than amazing

This is probably the best I've ever seen.


Crocodile or Pluto from Mickey Mouse ??


AE Dichalkon
Obv.: laureate head right
Rev.: Crocodile with disk above head right, LϚ = year 6 above
AE, 1.3g , 11.5mm
Ref.: Dattari 407, Kampmann/Ganschow 20.48


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I have only two ancient coins depicting crocodiles:

Augustus AE (Brass or Orichalcum) Dupondius, 9-3 BCE, Colonia Augusta Nemausus [Nîmes] (Gallia Narbonensis province) Mint. Obv. Heads of Agrippa left and Augustus right, back to back, with Agrippa wearing combined laurel wreath and rostral crown, and Augustus wearing oak wreath, IMP above heads and DIVI F below [Imperator Divi Filius] / Rev. Crocodile right standing on two palm branches, chained to palm-shoot standing behind it, with tip of shoot leaning to right; wreath above and to left of palm-shoot, with long ties extending behind shoot to right, COL - NEM to left and right of palm-shoot. “Type III” of Augustus & Agrippa/Crocodile coin (see https://multicollec.net/1-mo-h/1h04).  RIC I 158 (p. 52), RPC I 524 (see https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/search/browse?volume_id=1&number=524), Sear Greek Imperial Coins 157 (D. Sear, Greek Imperial Coins and their Values (1982)], Sear RCV I 1730 (ill.). [See Sear RCV I at p. 337: Commemorates conquest of Egypt in 30 BCE; influenced by Augustus’s settlement of veterans of Egyptian campaign in Nemausus after colony was founded in 27 BCE.] 28 mm., 12.09 g.


Hadrian, Billon Tetradrachm, Year 22 (137/138 AD), Alexandria, Egypt Mint. Obv. Laureate bust right, ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙϹ ΤΡΑ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹƐΒ / Rev. Nilus seated left on rocks, crowned with lotus-buds, wearing himation around legs and over left arm, holding reed in right hand and cornucopiae in left; crocodile below climbing up rocks; L KB (Year 22) in left field. RPC [Roman Provincial Coinage] Vol. III 6254 (2015); RPC III Online at https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/3/6254; Emmett 879.22 [Emmett, Keith, Alexandrian Coins (Lodi, WI, 2001)]; Milne 1570 at p. 37 [Milne, J.G., Catalogue of Alexandrian Coins (Oxford 1933, reprint with supplement by Colin M. Kraay, 1971)]; Köln.1241 [Geissen, A., Katalog alexandrinischer Kaisermünzen, Köln, Band II (Hadrian-Antoninus Pius) (Cologne, 1978, corrected reprint 1987)].  24 mm., 12.9 g.


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I so very much want an Augustus/Agrippa but have yet to find one I can afford. 

I do have this guy from our last Secret Saturnalia though and it is my only coin featuring a crocodile. I really like it!

Trajan, AE Drachm of Alexandria, Egypt. Year 4. (from top right) TΡAIAN CEB ΓEΡM AVT KAIC NEΡ, laureate head right / Nilus reclining left, holding reed and cornucopiae from which emerges a Genius, crocodile below. Year LΔ in left field; IS (flood level of Nile) above.

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Lovely coins shown!

Here's my only Croc...Ma84byX96SegDxw224gG5rQqH3mzqC.jpg.7cb1972e460dc916efb35470fe4b29c3.jpg

Antoninus Pius, 138 - 161 AD
Billon Tetradrachm, Egypt, Alexandria Mint, 23mm, 11.94 grams
Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Antoninus right.
Reverse: Nilus reclining left holding reed and cornucopia from which emerges Genius, crocodile below.
Emmerr 1413.13 // Dattari 2294 // Koln 1594 // K&G 35.426

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Roman Gaul, Nemausus. Augustus, with Agrippa, 27 BC-AD 14. Æ Dupondius (27mm, 12.68g, 1h). Struck circa AD 10-14. Obv: IMP//DIVI F/P-P; Heads of Agrippa left, wearing rostral crown and laurel wreath and Augustus right, wearing laurel wreath, back to back. Rev: COL NEM, Crocodile right chained to palm frond with short fronds; wreath with long ties above, palms fronds below. Ref: RPC I 525; RIC I 159-61; SNG Cop 700-1. Good Very Fine, strong detail, dark patina. Ex HD Rauch, 1996.


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One more for the road...

Roman Gaul (Iberian Imitation?). Augustus (27 BC- AD 14) with Marcus Agrippa (died 12 BC). Æ Dupondius (22mm, 4.64g, 12h). Prototype of Nemausus, Gaul. Obv: IMP-DIVI F; Heads of Agrippa left, wearing rostral crown and laurel wreath, and Augustus right, wearing oak wreath, back to back. Rev: COL-NE[M]; Crocodile right chained to palm branch, palms fronds below. Ref: Cf. RPC 1 524; RIC 158 for type. 


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