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Augustus and Agrippa, Colonia Augusta Nemausus, Gaul, 10 - 14 A.D.
This two-headed brass dupondiustype was commonly cut between the heads, creating two individual one-as coins. The final issue of these crocodiledupondii included the P P (Pater Patriae - Father of the Country) on the obverse. RP85827. Bronze cut half dupondius (as), cf. RIC I 159, RPC I 525, SNG Cop 699, SNG Tub 161, SRCV 1731, VF, cut half, dark patina, earthen deposits, spots of light corrosion, weight 6.134 g, maximum diameter 27.8 mm, die axis 0o, Colonia Augusta Nemausus (Nimes, France) mint, 10 - 14 A.D.; obverse IMP DIVI F P P, back to back heads of Augustus and [Agrippa (cut, Agrippa off flan)], Augustus laureate head right; reverse COL NEM, crocodile right chained to a palm, wreath with long ties above, two palm fronds below; ex Sayles and Lavender; $90.00 (€76.50)
Augustus and Agrippa, 16 - 15 B.C., Nemausus, Gaul
This two-headed brass dupondius was commonly cut between the heads, creating two individual one-as coins.
The reverse commemorates the conquest of Egypt in 30 B.C. and was probably issued in connection with Augustus' visit to Gaul in 16 B.C. RP85826. Bronze cut half dupondius (as), cf. RIC I 155, RPC I 523, SNG Cop 698, Cohen I 7, SRCV I 1729, aVF, cut half, green patina, weight 5.692 g, maximum diameter 25.4 mm, die axis 315o, Nemausus (Nimes, France) mint, 16 - 15 B.C.; obverse IMP DIVI F, back to back heads of Augustus and Agrippa, Agrippa left wearing a rostral crown, [Augustushead right (cut off flan)]; reverse COL NEM, crocodile right chained to a palm, wreath with long ties above, two palm fronds below; ex Sayles and Lavender; $75.00 (€63.75)
Nemausus, Gaul, c. 40 B.C.
ColoniaNemausus was founded as a colony by TiberiusClaudiusNero in 45 or 44 B.C. for veterans that had served Julius Caesar under his command in Gaul and the invasion of Egypt. He was the first husband of Livia and was persuaded or forced by Octavian to divorce her. At the wedding he gave her in marriage to Octavian "just as a father would." RP85861. Bronze semis, RPC I 520, SNG Cop 692, SNG Munchen 431, CCCBM III 231, De la Tour 2735, aVF, green patina with highlighting earthen deposits, tight flan, slightly rough, edge split, weight 2.108 g, maximum diameter 16.4 mm, die axis 270o, Nemausus (Nimes, France) mint, c. 40 B.C.; obverse helmeted and draped bust right, S (mark of value) behind; reverse NEM COL (downward on right), Salus standing, patera in right over two snakes, left elbow on column behind; $65.00 (€55.25)
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