Reproduction As of Augustus with Agrippa - Crocodile
Obverse: The laureate heads of Augustus right and Agrippa left, back to back. Text above IMP, text below DIVI F.
Reverse: Crocodile right chained to palm tree behind, wreath in top right and palm branches below. Text COL [NEM].
History: This coin was minted circa 10-14 AD at the provincial city of Nemausus to celebrate the Augustan conquest of Egypt, from Marc Antony and Cleopatra VII. The obverse depicts the opposite facing heads of Octavian (known as Augustus by this time) and Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (64/63 BC – 12 BC), a lifelong ally of Augustus who was a prominent Roman statesman, general, and engineer. The reverse design is an obvious allusion to Egypt (crocodile) and its subjugation (chained to a palm tree).
Date: Nemausus Mint, Circa 10 - 14AD