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Roman Empire

Ruler: Augustus and Agrippa
Held Office: (Agrippa) Commander to Augustus born 63 BC - died 12 BC
Denomination: Brass Dupondius
Mint: Nemausus (Nimes)
Date of Issue: after 10 BC
Obverse: Back to back heads of Agrippa left, wearing rostral crown and Augustus, bare headed, right. "IMP. DIVI. F."
Reverse: Crocodile right, chained to palm. Wreath above, two palms below. "COL. NEM."
Reference: RCVM 1730, RIC 158
Weight: 12.8 gms
Diameter: 26.4 mm

The Coins of Nemausus

In 27 BC the Augustus conferred on this colony of southern Gaul the title of Colonia Augusta Nemausus (now Nimes in France). The reverse commemorates the conquest of Egypt in 30 BC.

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