Another Hippo...But On A Claudius Provincial

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  1. ominus1

    ominus1 When in Rome, do as the Romans do Supporter

    Got this in over the weekend, my 2nd hippo & Claudius coin ..i've not seen too many of these around, in fact, i believe this is the 1st one...

    POST YER COINS N COMMENTS PEEPS! :) IMG_0515.JPG IMG_0516.JPG Emperor Claudius Ae Diabol, Alexandria Egypt, year 3, 42-43AD, emperor bust facing right obverse, Hippo standing reverse, 23mm, 7.49gms
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  3. Roman Collector

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  4. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    Sweet hippopotamus

    Mine is bottomless;
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  5. Parthicus

    Parthicus Well-Known Member

    I have one of the Claudius Alexandria diobols:
    Claudius Egypt diobol.jpg
    And some real hippos that I saw on safari in Tanzania back in 2015:
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  6. ominus1

    ominus1 When in Rome, do as the Romans do Supporter

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  7. Agricantus

    Agricantus Allium aflatunense

    Nice reverse. ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑ and LΓ
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  8. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    I am still looking for mine, @ominus1 . Wow, cool to have TWO, and that diobol is great.

    I was at the zoo...

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  9. ominus1

    ominus1 When in Rome, do as the Romans do Supporter

  10. DonnaML

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    A great coin! I almost bought a Roman Alexandrian coin depicting a hippo a couple of weeks ago from cgb in France -- it's from Hadrian, not Claudius (Dattari 1575, K&G 32.154) -- but decided instead on the Agathodaemon I recently bought and posted. AFter all, I already had one hippo in my ancient zoo, but had no Agathodaemon at all!
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