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805376

Nomos AG, 77

805376. Sold For $4750

Agrippa. Died AD 12. Æ As (28mm, 11.17 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Gaius (Caligula), AD 37-41. M • AGRIPPA • L • F • COS • III, head left, wearing corona navalis / Neptune standing left, wearing drapery over arms, holding dolphin left in outstretched right hand and trident in raised left; S C across field. RIC 58 (Gaius); BMCRE 161 (Tiberius); BN 77; Cohen 3. Choice EF, dark green and brown patina.


Marcus Agrippa was Augustus' chosen heir, adopted by the latter in 17 BC to ensure a smooth succession. Agrippa's prominence in political affairs was emphasized in 13 BC, when two of the three moneyers included Agrippa on their coin types. Succession was not to be, though, as Agrippa died the following year.