Rome 29-27 BCE
Obverse type (not shown): bust of Octavian
TYPE Asia personified as a woman, on a cista mystica between two snakes
LEGEND: ASIA RECEPTA
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!