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Alexandria, Egypt

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Pamphylia, Side, Valerian I, 253-260 A.D.

AE 31, 14.34g. Alliance with Alexandria. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Valerian to right.  Rev. Athena of Side standing to right and holding a spear facing Isis of Alexandria who holds a situla; they clasp sistrum between them.  SNG France 876= Inv. Waddington 3481. Peter Weiss, "Auxe Perge", in Chiron 21, 1991, no. 372   Very rare alliance issue and with a green patina.


Ex: Peter Weiss, Kiel, Germany ( collected, 1967-2015)

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about Extremely Fine/good Very Fine $1,500.
Alexandria, Nero and Poppaea, 54-68 A.D.

Billon Tetradrachm, 13.69g. 25mm. Dated year 10= 63/64 A.D. Radiate head of Nero to right. Rev. Draped bust of Poppaea to right. Köln 157-9. RPC I, 5275. Toned brown patina.


Ex: Spink, London, Auction 135, October 6, 1999, lot 139.

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good Very Fine $650.
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Egypt, Alexandria, Domitian, 81-96 A.D.

AE Diobol, 7.41g. 24mm. Dated year 3=  84/85 A.D.  Laureate head of Domitian to right.  Rev. Draped bust of Alexandria to right wearing elephant skin headdress.   Köln 334. RPC 2491. Dattari(Savio) 465.  Green and brown patina.  Virtually as struck and an amazing untouched Alexandrian bronze.

Ex: CNG, Auction 81, May 20, 2009, lot 868.
Ex: CNG, Auction 115, Sept. 16,  2020, lot 462.

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Extremely Fine $5,000.
Alexandria, Trajan, 98-117 A.D. ex: Dattari

AE Drachm, 23.98g. 34mm.   Dated year 12= 108/9 A.D. Laureate head of Trajan to right.  Rev. Trophy of arms and armor with two captives below; one seated and one standing.   Dattari/Savio 7242(this coin). Geissen_. RPC 4338.4.5(this coin)  Brown patina. 

Ex: Dattari collection, Dattari/Savio 7242
Ex: Kunst und Münzen, Lugano, Auction XXII, 1981, lot 288.

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Very Fine $1,200.
Alexandria, Hadrian 117-138 A.D.

AE Hemidrachm, 8.63g. 24mm. Dated year 16=131/132 A.D. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. Isis seated to right and suckling Harpokrates. Geissen 1046. BMC 762. Dattari 1749. Reddish-brown patina with some green deposits; die break on obverse.


Ex: Gorny and Mosch, Munich, Auction 170, October 13, 2008, lot 1834
Ex: NAC, Zurich, Auction 54, March 24, 2010, lot 1118.

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Extremely Fine/good Very Fine $850.
Alexandria, Hadrian, 117-138 A.D. Ex: Dattari

AE Drachm, 25.56g. 34mm. Dated year 18=133/134 A.D. Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. Triptolemos wearing elephant headdress driving biga of winged serpents to right; he holds grain for sowing in the fold of his chiton. Köln 1143. RPC 5920.10(this coin). Dattari-Savio, pl. 91, 1849(this coin). Brown patina. The details on the reverse including the grain and the elephant headdress are unusually clear.


Ex: Dattari collection, 1849.

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Very Fine/good Very Fine $3,750.
Alexandria, Sabina, wife of Hadrian

Billon Tetradrachm, 12.96g. 24mm.  Dated year 15= 130/131 A.D.  Diademed and draped bust of Sabina to right.  Rev. Sabina seated to the left holding grain ears and scepter.  Dattari 2061. Geissen 1039. RPC 5773.

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good Very Fine $1,000.
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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.


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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about Extremely Fine $35,000.
Alexandria, Marcus Aurelius, ex: Niggeler

AE Drachm, 23.13g. 34.5mm.  Dated year 14= 150/151 A.D. and struck as Caesar under Antoninus Pius.   Bare head, draped, and cuirassed bust of Aurelius to right.  Rev. Zeus seated to left holding scepter; eagle below.  Dattari 3212. Geissen_.  Brown patina.  Scarce.


Ex: Walter Niggeler collection, Bank Leu and Münzen und Medaillen, Auction,  Basel, October 21, 1966, lot 29.

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good Very Fine $1,500.
Alexandria, Commodus, 177-192 A.D.

Billon Tetradrachm, 11.28g. 25mm. Dated year 30 = 189/90 A.D. Laureate head of Commodus to right. Rev. Head of Selene to left; crescent moon in front. Köln 2252. Dattari 3889. Brown patina.

Ex: Triton, Auction XXI, New York City, 2009, lot 650

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good Very Fine $525.
Egypt, Alexandria, Diocletian, 284-305 A.D.
Billon Tetradrachm, 8.21g. 20mm. Dated year 8=291/292 A.D. Laureate head of Diocletian to right. Rev. Harpocrates of Pelusium standing to left holding pomegranate and hand of nude pygmy(?). Dattari/ Savio pl. 283, 5696(only one example). Emmet 4062.8(R3). Geissen_. Scarce and with an attractive brown patina. See more detailed image
good Very Fine $550.
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Alexandria, Domitius Domitianus, ex: Dattari
AE Oktodrachm, 9.32g. 22mm.  Year 2= 297298 A.D.   Radate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Domitius to right.  Rev. Serapis standing to right with scepter; palm branch behind.  Dattari/Savio 10865(this coin). Geissen_.  The arrangement of the date letters is a scarce variety.   Dark brown patina with bits of encrustation and exceptional for this rare issue.
Ex: Bankhaus Aufhauser, Munich, Auction 11, March 21, 1995, lot 421 
Ex: Heliios, Munich,  Auction 5, June 25,  2010, lot 1174.
Ex: Dattari Collection, Dattari/Savio, 10865
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Extremely Fine $10,000.

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