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Alexandria, Egypt

(8 coins)

55739 Order
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.

Provenance/Pedigrees

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

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good Very Fine $650.00

55678 Order
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.

Provenance/Pedigrees

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 $850.00

55466 Order
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.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Dattari collection, 1849.

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Very Fine/good Very Fine $3,750.00

53408 Order
Alexandria, Hadrian, 117-138 A.D. ex: Curtis

AE Drachm. 22.14g. 34mm. Dated: Year 19= 134/5 A.D. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. Zeus enthroned to left holding scepter and thunderbolt; eagle below. Koln_. Dattari 1876. Dark brown patina. Scarce

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Col. James Curtis collection
Ex: Hans Schulman, New York, Auction June 20, 1961, lot 1109.

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Very Fine $850.00

55467 Order
Alexandria, Faustina II, Rev. Lighthouse, ex: Datt

AE Drachm, 26.90g. 35mm. Dated year 12 under Antoninus Pius = 148/149 A.D. Diademed and draped bust of Faustina to right. Rev. Isis Pharia holding sail and sistrum; Pharos(lighthouse) to right. Dattari/Savio, plate 172,9114(this coin). Köln_. BMC 1338, but unillustrated. Brown patina with some reddish deposits. Rare.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Dattari collection, 9114.

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Very Fine/good Very Fine $5,850.00

53055 Order
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. See more detailed image
good Very Fine $525.00

53056 Order
Alexandria, Severus Alexander, 222-235 A.D.
Billon Tetradrachm, 12.48g. 23mm. Dated: Year 11= 231/232 A.D. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Severus to right. Rev. Alexandria standing to left wearing short chiton and peplos and elephant headdress; she holds three corn ears in her right hand and a military standard in her left hand; branch in field to left. Köln 2465. BMC 1687. Dattari 4263. Attractive dark gray collection toning. See more detailed image
good Very Fine $525.00

55176 Order
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 $550.00

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