AUGUSTUS AND AGRIPPA, 13 BC. (Denarius 3.95g 18.6mm) Rome Mint VERY RARE RIC R-2 [NGC Choice Very Fine 4/5 - 3/5]

Ancient Coins - AUGUSTUS AND AGRIPPA, 13 BC. (Denarius 3.95g 18.6mm) Rome Mint  VERY RARE RIC R-2  [NGC Choice Very Fine  4/5 - 3/5]
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AUGUSTUS AND AGRIPPA, Rome Mint  Struck 13 BC. (Denarius 3.95g 18.6mm)                                          
OBV: CAESAR  AVGVSTVS,  Bare head of Augustus right.
RV: M AGRIPPA upwards on left.  PLATORINVS III VIR upwards on right. Bare head of Agrippa right.
RIC-408 R-2   BM-112       Paris-533 C-3 (150 Fr.)     [NGC Choice Very Fine 4/5 - 3/5]    
     There were only two occasions in which imperial coins were struck for Agrippa, this coin and the rostral crown type. Exceptions were the copper asses struck in his name long after his death and the provincial coinages from Nemausus. A very rare coin in this condition.
      "Augustus' lifelong friend and colleague died the year following this issue which probably
commemorates the renewal of Agrippa's tribunician power." Sear 1725

     Augustus's great minister Agrippa built the first of the imperial baths sometime before 19 BC. They were followed by the Baths of Nero's and then the Baths of Caracalla.

PICTURES BELOW;
1. Agrippa depicted in a relief of the "Alter of Peace," the Ara Pacis.
2. Hadrian's Pantheon in Rome was built to replace the previous temple that had been built during Agrippa's rule. Hadrian retained the legend; M AGRIPPA L F COS TERTIVM FECIT, which means Marcus Agrippa, son of Lucius, Consul for the third time, built this.
3. The theatre at Merida, Spain was promoted by Agrippa and built between 16 & 15 BC.
4. Statue of Agrippa  
      "Marcus Vipsamius Agrippa was born in 63 BC., the same year as his boyhood companion Gaius Octavian (later the emperor Augustus) whose lifelong friend and supporter he was to be. A man with great qualities of leadership and a gifted military strategist, Agrippa remained constantly loyal to Augustus and was largely responsible for the latter's rise to supremacy in the Roman world, being the architect of the victories over Sextus Pompey at Naulochus in 36 BC. and over Mark Antony and Cleopatra at Actium five years later. He remained powerful and influential after Augustus' establishment of the principate and in the early years of the reign was clearly regarded as the most likely heir to the throne. On one occasion, during a serious illness in 23 BC., the emperor even handed his old friend his signet ring. But Augustus recovered and despite all the honors heaped upon him Agrippa was destined never to inherit the imperial power. In 21 BC. he married Augustus' daughter, Julia, by whom he had three sons (Gaius and Lucius Caesars and Agrippa Postumus) and two daughters (Julia and Agrippina Senior). Through Agrippina the emperors Caligula and Nero were descended from him. Agrippa was very active in both military and civil affairs in various parts of the Empire and during his administration of the eastern provinces he became a close friend of Herod the Great, king of Judaea. Following a mission to Pannonia in 12 BC. the robust general suddenly fell ill and died at the age of fifty-one, thus predeceasing the delicate Augustus by more than a quarter century."  David Sear
        On this coin Agrippa is honored with an imperial portrait, showing that he was heir-apparent to Augustus and  identified his position important dynastic position. The coins was issued showing joint-renewal of tribunician powers of Augustus and Agrippa in 13 B.C. The ceremony and its related celebrations were held in Rome, to which both men had recently returned – Augustus from Gaul and Agrippa from the East. It was a moment of peak glory for Agrippa, though it would not long endure, for he died the following year. On this coin Agrippa is shown bare-headed, in the same fashion as Augustus. Two other denarii – one from this moneyer of 13 B.C. and another from the moneyer Lentulus in 12 B.C. – show Agrippa wearing a crown of city walls and ship’s rams that represent his numerous military achievements on land and at sea.
    "Let us spare the Italians as being our kinfolk, but slaughter their allies in order to strike terror in others" His instructions were fierce: "When you attack the enemy's cavalry, aim your spears at their faces. They can endure body wounds or the goring of their horses, but they will turn and run if you threaten to rip open their mouths or gouge out their eyes."Julius Caesar        "When the gods take vengeance on humans for their crimes, they usually grant them, for a time, considerable success and quite a long period of immunity, so that when their fortunes are reversed they will feel it more bitterly."   Julius Caesar
       "Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori." The glorious and decent way of dying; is for one's country.     Horace 
"Non est ista pax, sed pactio servitutis." This is not a treaty of peace, but of servitude.
     Sorrow can be eliminated by "good sleep, a bath, and a glass of wine." Ovid 
As the Romans themselves believed that guilty men never escape justice. They were pursued as Cicero said "but by the anguish & remorse & the torture of a bad conscience." Juvenal said, "The mind's its own best torturer, lays on with invisible whips, silently flays them alive."
Ancient Coins - AUGUSTUS AND AGRIPPA, 13 BC. (Denarius 3.95g 18.6mm) Rome Mint  VERY RARE RIC R-2  [NGC Choice Very Fine  4/5 - 3/5]
Ancient Coins - AUGUSTUS AND AGRIPPA, 13 BC. (Denarius 3.95g 18.6mm) Rome Mint  VERY RARE RIC R-2  [NGC Choice Very Fine  4/5 - 3/5]
Ancient Coins - AUGUSTUS AND AGRIPPA, 13 BC. (Denarius 3.95g 18.6mm) Rome Mint  VERY RARE RIC R-2  [NGC Choice Very Fine  4/5 - 3/5]
Ancient Coins - AUGUSTUS AND AGRIPPA, 13 BC. (Denarius 3.95g 18.6mm) Rome Mint  VERY RARE RIC R-2  [NGC Choice Very Fine  4/5 - 3/5]
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