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ID:     805376
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Agrippa
Date Ruled:     Died AD 12
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     As
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 37-41, under Gaius (Caligula)
Diameter:     28 mm
Weight:     11.17 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     M • AGRIPPA • L • F • COS • III
Obverse Description:     Head left, wearing corona navalis
Reverse Legend:     S C
Reverse Description:     Neptune standing left, wearing drapery over arms, holding dolphin left in outstretched right hand and trident in raised left
Mint:     Rome
Primary Reference:     RIC 058 (Gaius)
Reference2:     BMCRE 161 (Tiberius)
Reference3:     BN 077
Reference4:     Cohen 003
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=117837
Grade:     Choice EF, dark green and brown patina
Notes:     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.