Authentic Roman Bronze Coin Pendant depicting General Agrippa
- • Handmade 100% Made in Italy • Authentic Roman Bronze Coin 1st cent. AD • Band material: Sterling Silver 925
This authentic Roman pendant (ASSE, Issue: 37-41 AD) features the bust of Agrippa and the inscription, D / M AGRIPPA L F COS III ,. On the reverse side of the coin, Neptune is holding a small dolphin in the right and the trident. Mint of Rome. Coin diameter 20 mm. Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa was a Roman general, statesman and architect. He was a close friend, son-in-law, and lieutenant to Augustus and was responsible for the construction of some of the most notable buildings in the history of Rome and important military victories, most notably at the Battle of Actium in 31 BC against the forces of Mark Antony and Cleopatra. As a result of these victories, Octavian became the first Roman Emperor, adopting the name of Augustus Caesar. Agrippa assisted Augustus in making Rome "a city of marble" and renovating aqueducts to give all Romans, from every social class, access to the highest quality public services. He was responsible for the creation of many baths, porticoes and gardens, as well as the original Pantheon. Agrippa was also husband to Julia the Elder (who later married the second Emperor Tiberius), maternal grandfather to Caligula, and maternal great-grandfather to Emperor Nero.