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Augustus (with Agrippa), 27 BC-14 AD, GAUL
Second of the 12 Caesars, AE Dupondius c 10-14 AD
Nemausus derives its name from the synonymous healing spring sanctuary within the Roman site. Nemausus became a Roman colony sometime before 28 BC though it flourished under Augustus having an estimated population of 60,000 at the time. It has long been thought that the Pont du Gard aqueduct was built by Augustus' son-in-law and aide, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, around the year 19 BC. Obverse back to back heads of laureate Augustus (right) Agrippa (left) wearing rostral crown and laurel wreath IMP DIVIE. Reverse a crocodile chained to palm-branch with a wreath with long ties above COL NEM (Colonia Nemausus).
Mint: Nemausus (modern Nîmes)
Provenance: Private acquisition *

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