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Collection Roman Collection
Catalog Number 2015.7.21
Object Name Coin
Description Roman Imperial coin, copper, AE as. Struck during the reign of Tiberius Caesar in honor of Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, after his death, 14-37 C.E. The head of Agrippa wears a rostral crown (?) and faces left in profile, on obverse with the inscription "M AGRIPPA L F COS III" surrounding image. On reverse, a standing figure and "S-C" on either side. Reverse images and inscriptions difficult to decipher due to fading.
Date range: 14-37 C.E.

Remarks: Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa was born in 63 B.C.E. and a close friend of Augustus from boyhood. A renowned commander by both land and sea, he was destined by Augustus to succeed him, but he pre-deceased the emperor in 12 B.C.E. It has been written of Agrippa that "he is the supreme example in history of a man of the first order whom loyalty constrained to take the second place". Tiberius' coins were minted in Rome, Lugdunum, Caesarea, and possibly Samosata.

Reference: David Sear, Roman Coins and their Values (1970), #456.
Title Agrippa
Date 14-37 CE
Material Copper
Dimensions Dia-1.125 inches
Credit line Gift of Arthur G. and Roswitha Haas
Subjects Roman Empire
Ancient Rome