DescriptionOctavian. 28 B.C. AR denarius (319 mm, 3.93 g). Uncertain eastern mint. Bare head of Augustus right / AEGVPTO CAPTA, crocodile right. RIC I 545; HCRI 432 (same dies); CBN 928; RSC 4. Darkly toned XF and a superb example of this very rare type. Of the utmost historical importance.
The crocodile, the symbol par excellence of Egypt, combined with this simple two-word legend, AEGYPTO CAPTA, refers to the subjugation of Ptolemaic Egypt and its incorporation as an Imperial province after the dual suicide of Mark Antony and Cleopatra in 30 B.C.
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