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Roman Provincial Coins of Gaul

Augustus and Agrippa, c. 9 - 3 B.C., Colonia Augusta Nemausus, Gaul

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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. 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.
RP58808. Bronze cut half dupondius (as), cf. RIC I 158, RPC I 524, SNG Cop 699, SNG Tüb 152, SRCV I 1730, gVF, weight 6.485 g, maximum diameter 24.9 mm, die axis 180o, Colonia Augusta Nemausus (Nimes, France) mint, c. 9 - 3 B.C.; obverse IMP DIVI F, 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 above, two palm fronds below; SOLD


Julius Caesar, and Octavian, 36 B.C., Lugdunum, Gaul

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RP46010. Leaded bronze cut fragment, cut half of RPC I 515, VF, green patina, weight 5.849 g, maximum diameter 32.1 mm, Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, obverse [IMP] (above), CAES[AR DIVI F] DIVI IVLI, laureate head of Caesar left [and bare head of Octavian right (off flan)]; reverse C•I•V (above), prow right with large superstructure, ornamented with an eye; SOLD


Roman Republic, L. Licinius Crassus and Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus with L. Pomponius, 118 B.C.

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The reverse commemorates the victory in Gaul of Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus over the Allobroges and Bituitus, King of the Averni. King Bituitus was taken prisoner and in the triumph of Fabius at Rome he was displayed in his chariot of silver. Minted at the newly-founded city of Narbo, the first Roman colony in Gaul. L. Pomponius was a junior colleague of the two primary magistrates. L. Licinius Crassus and L. Porcius Licinus minted similar types.
RR59064. Silver denarius serratus, SRCV I 158, Crawford 282/4, Sydenham 522, RSC I Pomponia 7, Sydenham 522, VF, weight 3.816 g, maximum diameter 20.8 mm, die axis 135o, Narbo (Narbonne, France) mint, 118 B.C.; obverse head of Roma right in winged helmet, L·POMPONI CN F (NF in monogram) around, X (XVI ligature, mark of value=16 asses) behind; reverse naked Gallic warrior in biga right with shield, spear and carnyx, L·LIC·CN·DOM in exergue; SOLD







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REFERENCES

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Sutherland, C.H.V. The Roman Imperial Coinage, Vol. I, From 39 BC to AD 69. (London, 1984).
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Denmark, The Royal Collection of Coins and Medals, Danish National Museum, Vol. 8: Egypt, North Africa, Spain - Gaul. (1994).
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Deutschland, München Staatlische Münzsammlung, Part 1: Hispania. Gallia Narbonensis. (Berlin, 1968).
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Deutschland, Münzsammlung Universität Tübingen, Part 1: Hispania-Sikelia. (Berlin, 1981).
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Great Britain XII, The Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow, Part 1: Roman Provincial Coins: Spain?Kingdoms of Asia Minor. (Oxford, 2004).

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