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Alexandria, Antoninus Pius, Rv. Aries, ex: Dattari

AE Drachm, 27.76g.  34mm. Dated year 8= 144/145 A.D.  Zodiac series, Mars in Aries.  Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right.  Rev. Ram leaping to right with head reverted; helmeted and cuirassed bust of Ares(Mars) and star above.  Dattari 2958(this coin). Geissen 1898. Fine brown patina.   Rare and among the finest known examples.  This coin was photographed in the 1901 edition of the Dattari collection to illustrate the Zodiac type; very few coins were illustrated from the massive collection in the original edition to illustrate the types.

Provenance/Pedigree:

Ex: Dattari collection, 2958 and plate XXVI in the 1901 edition.
Ex: Münz Zentrum, Köln collection and published, Ludwig Lehr, "Beschreibung und Bedeutung der zwölf Tierkreiszeichen auf den Grossbronzen von Alexandria unter der Regierung des Antoninus Pius" in  Helvetische Münzenzeitung, Thun 1971, page 7(reverse illustrated).

 

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