Agrippa, Solid Bronze Medallion 37-41 AD
Struck under Caligula, 37-41 AD
Agrippa son of Lucius.
A close friend of Augustus from
boyhood. A renowned commander by both land and sea. He won the famous
battle of Actium against Marc Anthony and Cleopatra (B.C. 31). Agrippa
married Julia, daughter of Augustus and was destined by Augustus to
succeed him as emperor but died in Campania on his return from Pannonia
in 12 B.C. at age 51 years. The remains of Agrippa were interred in the
Mausoleum of Augustus.
Obverse: Head of Agrippa, (M) AGRIPPA L. F. COS. III
Reverse: S. C., Neptune standing, holding dolphin in his right hand and
in his left hand a trident.
Diameter: 28 mm