COPPER AS OF AGRIPPA, STRUCK UNDER CALIGULA, ROME, AD 37-41.

COPPER AS OF AGRIPPA, STRUCK UNDER CALIGULA, ROME, AD 37-41.

225.00

Obverse: M AGRIPPA L F COS III, Head of Agrippa facing left wearing rostral crown.

Reverse: S - C, Either side of Neptune standing left, holding dolphin and trident.

RIC: 58. Sear: 1812. [Rome, AD 37-41].

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 10.6 g.

A quality copper As issued by the notorious Caligula in honour of his deceased grandfather and legendary naval commander Marcus Agrippa. By the time this coin was minted Agrippa had been dead for nearly 50 years. The obverse portrait depicts Agrippa wearing a rostral crown formed of miniature prows or rostrums of galleys - undoubtedly a reference to his famous victory over Mark Antony at the Battle of Actium in 31 BC. A fantastic example of this classic ancient coin with sharp details and and an attractive dark brown patina.

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