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Alexandria, Egypt
NERO
(54 - 68 CE)
Nero (Billon Tetradrachm)
(Year 5 = AD 58/59)
Obv: NEPΩN KΛAY KAIΣ ΣEBA ΓEP AYTO
Laureate bust of Nero to right.
Rev: ΠPONNEYΣ [ΣEBAΣTOY]
Nero, radiate, on throne, left, with scepter and baton, LE before.
(RPC 5242)
26.4mm / 11.09g
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Nero (Billon Tetradrachm)
(Year 14 = AD 67/68)
Obv: [NEPΩ KΛAV K]AIΣ ΣEB ΓEP AV
Radiate bust left wearing aegis.
Rev: [ΠYΘIOΣ A]ΠOΛΛΩN
Laureate bust of Apollo Pythias right, quiver at shoulder.
(RPC 5312)
24mm / 12.3g
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GALBA
(68 - 69 CE)
Galba (Billon Tetradrachm)
(Minted 9 June - 28 August AD 68)
Obv: ΛOYK ΛIB ΣOYΛ[Π ΓAΛBA KAIΣ ΣEB AY]
Laureate head right, LA before.
Rev: EΛEYΘEPIA
Eleutheria leaning on column holding wreath & scepter.
(RPC 5327)
24mm / 13.8g
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TRAJAN
(98 - 117 CE)
Trajan Obv: [---] TPAIAN [---]
Laureate head right.
Rev: LIS (= Year 16 / 112/113 CE)
Modus with wheat stalks.
(?)
18mm / 4.0g
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HADRIAN
(117 - 138 CE)
Hadrian (AR Billon Tetradrachm)
Obv: AVT KAIC TPAI AΔPIA CEB
Laureate head right, crescent or symbol before.
Rev: Tyche crowned with a modius, standing left holding a cornucopia and rudder, with the date mark L H to the left. (= 123/24 AD)
(Milne-1046)
25 mm / 13.31g
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Hadrian (AE Drachm)
Obv: AVT KAI TPAI AΔPIA [CEB]
Laureate and draped bust right, as seen from behind.
Rev: [L]ΔWΔEK (= regnal year 12 = 127/28 CE) Above IS. (= signifying the optimal height of the Nile flood, 16 cubits, which would guarantee a good year of crops.)
Nilus reclining left holding cornucopia containing infant Genius (who points at IS) and reed, his left arm resting on hippopotamus right.
(Sear 3757)
33mm / 22.0g
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GALLIENUS
(253 - 268)
Gallienus Obv: AVT K Π ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC CEB
Laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: Eagle standing left, head turned to right, holding wreath in beak, palm behind, LIΔ in left field.
(LIΔ = year 14 (AD 266/7)
(Emmett 3804/Milne 4145)
Ex Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (deacquisitioned). Everett Fund, 1888.
23 mm / 8.69g
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CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS
(268 - 270 CE)
Claudius Obv: AVT K KΛAVΔIOC CEB
Claudius II's laurate and draped bust right.
Rev: L A (= year 1 or AD 268)
Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, looking back, wreath in beak
(Emmett 3878 / SGI 4743)
21mm / 9.4g
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AURELIAN
(270 CE - 275 CE)
Aurelian Obv: A K Λ ΔOM AVPHΛIANOC CEB
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ETOVC / S (= regnal year 6 = 274/5 CE)
Eagle standing left looking back, wreath in beak.
(Milne 4456)
20mm / 7.3g
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TACITUS
(275 - 276 CE)
Tacitus A K KΛ TAKITOC CEB
Laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ETOVC A
Eagle standing left, head turned right, holding wreath in beak.
(Milne 4510)
20 mm / 6.96g
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PROBUS
(276 - 282 CE)
Probus A K M AVP ΠPOBOC CEB
Laureate and cuirassed bust right..
LΓ (= Year 3 277/8 AD)
Tyche standing left, modius on head, holding cornucopia in left hand, rudder in right.
(BMC 2423, Curtis 1890,
Milne 4560, Emmett 3994)
20 mm / 8.28 g
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Probus Obv: A K M AVP POBC CEB
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Probus right.
Rev: L Z (Year 6 = AD 280/1)
Eagle standing right, wings spread, wreath in beak.
(Emmett 3982)
19mm / 7.3g
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CARUS
(282 - 283 CE)
Carus Obv: A K M A KAPOC CEB
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: L A (= regnal year 1)
Eagle standing left, looking back, wreath in beak, wings open; between two vexilla.
(GIC 4775v)
19mm / 7.4g
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CARINUS
(283 - 285 CE)
(Caesar 282 - 283 CE)
Carinus Obv: A K M A KAPINOC CEB
Laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: L B (=regnal year 2 = AD 283-284)
Elpis walking left, holding flower and raising the drapery of dress.
(GIC 4779)
20mm / 8.0g
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NUMERIAN
(283 - 284 CE)
(Caesar 283 CE)
Numerian Obv: A K M AN NOVMERIANOC CEB
Laureate and draped bust right.
Rev: ETOVC
Eirene (Pax) standing left, holding olive branch and transverse scepter. Γ in right field.
(Year 3 of the reign of Carinus = 284 CE)
(Milne 4735)
20 mm / 7.35g
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DIOCLETIAN
(284-305 CE)
Diocletian (Billon Tetradrachm)
Obv:A K Γ OYA ΔIOKΛHTIANOC CEB
Laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: L B (= regnal year 2 = 285/6 CE)
Dikaiosyne standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.
(Emmett 4033Bk7(2))
20mm / 7.8g
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Diocletian (Billon Tetradrachm)
Obv: A K Γ OYA ΔIOKΛHTIANOC CEB
Laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: L B (= regnal year 2 = 285/6 CE)
Dikaiosyne standing left holding scales and cornucopia.
(Emmett 4033Bk7(2))
19mm / 8.5g
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Diocletian Obv: A K Γ OYA ΔIOKΛHTIANOC CEB
Laureate head right.
Rev: Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. LΓ to right. (= Year 3 - 297 CE)
(Emmett 4082B(3))
20 mm / 6.2g
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MAXIMIANUS
(286-305 CE)
(Caesar 284-286 CE)
Maximianus Obv: A K M A OVA MAΞIMIANOC CEB
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev:L Δ (= Year 4 / 288-289)
Alexandria stg left, holding Serapis' bust & scepter.
(Emmett 4093Ak2(4) )
19mm / 7.6g
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Maximianus Obv: A K M A OVA MAΞIMIANOC CEB
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev:L E (= Year 5 / 289-290)
Dikaiosyne standing left holding scales and cornucopia.
(Emmett 4103Ak2(5))
18mm / 7.2g
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Maximianus Obv: A K M A OVA MAΞIMIANOC CEB
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev:L Δ (= Year 4 / 288-289)
Eagle standing left looking back with wreath in beak. Star above.
(Emmett 4108Ak2(4))
18mm / 7.6g
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Maximianus Obv: A K M A OVA MAΞIMIANOC CEB
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev:L E (= Year 5 / 289-290)
Homonoia standing left holding patera and cornucopia.
(Emmett 4141Ak2(5))
19mm / 5.9g
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Maximianus Obv: A K M OYA MAΞIMIANOC CEB
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev:L B (= Year 2 / 286-287)
Elpis walking left, holding flower and lifting the hem of her dress. Star above.
(Emmett 4114Bk2(2))
18.5mm / 6.7g
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