Rome 29-27 BCE

 

 

 

 

Obverse type (not shown): bust of Octavian

Reverse

TYPE Asia personified as a woman, on a cista mystica between two snakes

LEGEND: ASIA RECEPTA

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ASIA RECEPTA = Asia taken back/recovered.

Although coins commemorating the victory at Actium do not depict the defeated foe (remember, the war with Antony was a civil war), there was no need to exercise such restraint with respect to Octavian's other victories in the East (31-29 BCE). See also the next coin!