Chained Crocodile bronze dupondius
NEMAUSUS (Nimes), 64 miles north-west of Marseilles, SE France.
Chained Crocodile. 3rd issue, after 10 BC. Bronze dupondius. 24mm. 11.16g. Back-to-back heads, [IMP] DIVIF./ Crocodile right, chained to palm tree, [COL NEM]. LT 2778, RCV 1730, RIC 158, RPC 524. Near VF, clear heads of Augustus and Agrippa. Was £75. Now only £50
The chained crocodile refers to Rome’s conquest of Egypt in 30 BC and can still be seen in modern Nimes.
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