Rome 28 BCE
Obverse type (not shown): bust of Octavian
LEGEND: AEGVPTO CAPTA
AEGVPTO CAPTA = Egypt captured! This visual message on this coin hardly needs further explanation. Consider the importance of Egypt, with its riches and its grain, to the people of Rome and you will get an idea of how much this victory may have meant to them in terms of assurance that they would enjoy 'plenty'.