Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Roerbakmix, Feb 26, 2019.
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Gotta love those hard-nosed Agrippa portraits.
Great finds for a group lot.
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Those are all impressive coins you have!!
Amazing how the portraits are so different; on some both are shown younger on others they seem older.
Just sharing my crocs:
24 x 25 mm, 13.89 g;
RIC²155 - 157
27 x 28 mm, 12.16 g;
and this one, off-center:
25 x 26 mm, 11.36g;
Thanks all for the wonderfull Agrippa coins and compliments! I was pleasantly suprised, but with the magnitute of compliments, now even my wife is somewhat happy for me
CALIGULA AGRIPPA NEPTUNE AS WITH CLAUDIUS COUNTERMARK
Agrippa Obverse & Neptune reverse As
BMCRE, Vol I, Tiberius, No. 168 (RIC, Vol I, No. 58)
Reverse: Claudius Countermark TIAV (A and V ligatured) in oblong incuse over head of Neptune
"In hand" enlargement of countermark:
As, BMCRE, Vol I, Tiberius, No. 168 (RIC, Vol I, No. 58)
Reverse: Claudius Countermark TIAV in oblong incuse over head of Neptune
Mattingly lists TIAV as the usual Countermark employed by Claudius for these coins. They were issued for extended circulation in Britain by Claudius following his Victory there. These were the common Roman denominations used as legal tender in Britannia - evidently for a very long time, for many are found in very worn condition.
I have a couple of very modest examples - sorry about the photos ( the 2nd has undergone an extensive battle with bronze disease - but I think we are good now).
But Agrippa is one of my favorites. An incredible man with many interests and skills and obviously an incredible General. I am so glad that he has been immortalized on coins and of course the Pantheon.
and a Denarius:
17 x 19 mm, 3.49 g;
Military mint moving with Octavian and his troops in Italy or Gaul, 38 BC
Struck at a military mint, this is also one of the only issues struck under the authority of Agrippa and one of the few to bear his name during his lifetime.
Ref.: Cr 534/3; Sear CRI 307;
Obv.: (IMP) CAESAR - DIV(I IVLI F), Bare head of Octavian right, with slight beard, border of dots
Rev.: M AGRIPPA CO(S) / DESIG in two lines across field, border of dots
This one with the colossal equestrian statue of Agrippa, raised after his untimely death. Issued in a large number for his funeral to help the donative he bequeathed to every Roman citizen. The coin clearly shows the "spolia opima", won by the ancestor of the mint master Cossus Cornelius Lentulus in a show of personal advertisement entirely unrelated to Agrippa.
19 mm, 3.61g;
Rome, 12 BC, Cossus Cornelius Lentulus, moneyer
Ref.: RIC 412
Obv.: AVGVSTVS Bare head to r.
Rev.: COSSVS CN F LENTVLVS, equestrian statue of Agrippa to right, helmeted and bearing trophy (spolia opima) over left shoulder, on pedestal ornamented with two prows
Well that is a wonderful coin that I had not seen - thank you for posting!!
Glad to share, thank you so much for your reply
My only Agrippa to contribute:
Great coins and info everyone!
Used by the troops including honest wear:
This is right up there with that stunning Nero of yours - the tone on this Agrippa is amazing.
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