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E-auction 265-186931 - brm_479888 - AGRIPPA As

AGRIPPA As VF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 34 €
Maximum bid : 40 €
End of the sale : 14 May 2018 14:24:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : As
Date: 37-41
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 10,66 g.
Coments on the condition:
Usure importante mais monnaie parfaitement identifiable. Flan court mais bien centré. Patine marron. Joli revers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : M AGRIPPA. L - . F. COS. III.
Obverse description : Tête d’Agrippa à gauche, coiffée de la couronne rostrale (R7).
Obverse translation : “Marcus Agrippa Lucii Filius Consul tertium”, (Marc Agrippa fils de Lucius consul pour la troisième fois).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE/ S|C.
Reverse description : Neptune nu debout à gauche, le manteau sur les épaules, tenant un petit dauphin de la main droite et un trident vertical de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Senatus Consulto”, (Avec l’accord du Sénat).

Historical background


AGRIPPA

(63-12 BC)

Consecration of Caligula

Agrippa was born the same year as Octave, his childhood friend. He shows great military qualities, especially naval ones. It was he who won the battle of Nauloque in 36 BC, which put an end to the danger posed by Sextus Pompey. He is the great winner of the battle of Actium on September 2, 31 BC against the fleets of Antony and Cleopatra. When Augustus fell seriously ill in 23 BC, he gave his seal to his friend. In 21 BC, he made her marry Julie, his only daughter (39 BC - 14 AD). They have five children, three boys - Caius, Lucius and Agrippa - born after the death of his father (12 BC) and two girls - Julie and Agrippine. Auguste adopts the two eldest sons of Agrippa and Julie in order to make them his successors. Agrippa died on his return from a mission in Pannonia at the age of 51. Augustus, who survived him for more than a quarter of a century, then lost his best support.

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