Nemausus — A settlement in Narbonensis also known as Nimes
Nemausus - modern Nîmes - was founded as a hill fortress in the 6th Century BC, before growing into a proper city with a city wall in the third and 2nd centuries BC.

It became a Roman colony sometime before 28 BC, as witnessed by the early city coins, which bear the abbreviation NEM. COL, "Colony of Nemausus". Augustus made the city the capital of Narbonne province, and gave it all its glory. It was also known as the birthplace of the family of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius.

It had an estimated population of 60,000 during the time of Augustus.

Modern location: Nîmes, France
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An AE As struck 10 BC - AD 10 in Nemausus
Obverse: Heads of Agrippa and Augustus back to back, Agrippa wearing rostral crown and laurel wreath, facing left, and Augustus wearing oak-wreath, facing right; IMP above, DIVI F below

Reverse: COL-NEM, palm tree curving to right, crocodile right chained below, wreath to left of palm tip with long ties trailing to right

Diameter: 27 mm
Die Orientation: 6 H
Weight: 12.45 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 158; Sear 1730; RPC 524
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An AE Dupondius struck 9-3 BC in Nemausus
Obverse: Head of Agrippa left, wearing rostral crown, and head of Augustus right, wearing oak wreath IMP / DIVI F

Reverse: Chained crocodile standing right; palm and filleted wreath behind COL_NEM

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 13.1 g
No notes for this coin
RIC I 158, RPC I 524, SNG Cop 699, SNG Tübingen 152, SRCV I 1730
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An AE As struck 20-10 BC in Nemausus
Obverse: IMP DIVI F, Head of Agrippa facing left, wearing combined rostral crown and laurel wreath, bare head of Augustus facing right

Reverse: COL NEM, Crocodile chained to palm-shoot with tip right; above palm-tip left a wreath with long ties

Diameter: 25 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 12.65 g
Gaul, Nemausus (modern Nîmes in France) mint

The reverse symbolizes the capture of Egypt after the Battle of Actium, and the soldiers that won that battle were granted land in Colonia Nemausus.
RIC I (2nd Ed.) Augustus 155