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Octavian’s coin with inscription AEGVPTO CAPTA

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Octavian's coin with inscription AEGVPTO CAPTA
Octavian's coin with inscription AEGVPTO CAPTA | Photo: © The Trustees of the British Museum

Silver denarius of Octavian, a kind of proof of Rome’s victory over Cleopatra and the annexation of Egypt to the Empire in 30 BCE.

The coin was probably minted in 29 BCE as part of the propaganda of the sole ruler. The reverse of the denarius shows a Nile crocodile (symbol of Egypt) with the inscription AEGVPTO CAPTA, meaning “Egypt conquered”.

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