Egypt was at war with Rome! Antony and Cleopatra counted on a swift victory, but Augustus’ army was too powerful. By 30 B.C., desperate and near defeat, Antony and Cleopatra killed themselves and Egypt soon fell to Rome. Augustus and his general, Agrippa, rewarded Roman soldiers by creating a colony for them in Nemausus, Gaul (now Nimes, France). The new city’s emblem, a crocodile chained to a palm tree, symbolized Rome’s victory over Egypt.
This ancient Provincial bronze Dupondius was struck in Nemausus and features Augustus and Agrippa back to back on the obverse. The crocodile and palm tree emblem is on the reverse. Supplies are limited – order this prized coin today.
- Material: Bronze
- Product Type: Single Products
- Rulers: Augustus (27 B.C. - A.D. 14)