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Genius
Philippi, Macedonia - Trajan
Trajan Obv: [IMP CAES NERVA TRAI GERMAN P M]
Laureate head right.
Rev: [COL AVG IVL PHILIP]
The emperor on platform, behind - Genius of the city, placing wreath on his head; on the platform legend: DIVVS AVG. At each side - altar.
(Moushmov 6927?)
24mm / 9.3g
die axis 12:00
Alexandria, Egypt - Hadrian
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
die axis 12:00
Nicopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior - Commodus
Commodus Obv: [AVT M] AVPH KOMO[ΔOC]
Laureate head right.
Rev: NEIKOΠOΛEITΩN ΠPOC ICTPO
Winged Genius standing facing, legs crossed, resting on torch.
(Varbanov 2173v)
17 mm / 2.9g
die axis 2:00
Nicopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior - Septimius Severus
Septimius Obv: [---]
Laureate head right.
Rev: [NI]KOΠOΛIT-ΩN ΠPOC ICT
Thanatos, Genius of Death, resting on burning inverted brand
(Moushmov 924)
18mm / 5.6g
die axis 8:00
Raphanea, Syria - Severus Alexander
Severus Obv:M AVP CE [AΛEΞ]ANΔPOC
Draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: [PEΦANEΩTΩN]
Turreted genius standing facing, head left, holding cornucopia and patera; two eagles flanking himand bull standing left behind.
(Lindgren III 1210)
23mm / 7.4g
die axis 6:00
Nicopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior - Septimius Severus
Septimius Obv: AV KAI C CEVHPO

Rev: NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC I
Winged Genius (Thanatos) standing right, resting on column, holding inverted torch.
(AMNG 1366)
16.5mm / 2.90g
die axis 2:00