Agrippa coins

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  1. octavius

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  3. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Gotta love those hard-nosed Agrippa portraits.

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  4. Theodosius

    Theodosius Unrepentant Fine Style Freak! Supporter

    Great finds for a group lot.

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  5. randygeki

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  6. cmezner

    cmezner Well-Known Member

    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;
    RIC² 159-160;
    and this one, off-center:
    25 x 26 mm, 11.36g;
    RIC² 159
  7. Roerbakmix

    Roerbakmix Member

    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 :)
  8. jamesicus

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    Agrippa Obverse & Neptune reverse As
    BMCRE, Vol I, Tiberius, No. 168 (RIC, Vol I, No. 58)
    Plate 26
    Reverse: Claudius Countermark TIAV (A and V ligatured) in oblong incuse over head of Neptune

    "In hand" enlargement of countermark:

    Neptune reverse
    As, BMCRE, Vol I, Tiberius, No. 168 (RIC, Vol I, No. 58)
    Plate 26
    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.
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  9. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

    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.

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  10. cmezner

    cmezner Well-Known Member

    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

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  11. cmezner

    cmezner Well-Known Member

    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

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  12. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

    Well that is a wonderful coin that I had not seen - thank you for posting!!
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  13. cmezner

    cmezner Well-Known Member

    Glad to share, thank you so much for your reply :)
  14. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing

    My only Agrippa to contribute:

    Great coins and info everyone!
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  15. Collect89

    Collect89 Coin Collector

    Used by the troops including honest wear:
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  16. Numisnewbiest

    Numisnewbiest Well-Known Member

    677798l.jpg This is right up there with that stunning Nero of yours - the tone on this Agrippa is amazing.
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