Augustus Reverse

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  1. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    The obverse of this bronze coin has probably Emperor Augustus on obverse. The reverse shows a bearded man who is not strange to me. But what do I remember ? Please give me a hand if you can .

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  3. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    I don't know if that's Augustus by the portrait. Looks like Marcus Aurelius, perhaps? Can you read anything on the inscription?
     
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  4. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    Agree. Those curly locks look like they belong to a young Marcus Aurelius. The reverse looks somewhat Egyptian.
     
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  5. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Eye of Horus

    Could be Serapis on the reverse wearing a kalathos.

    edit: It does not seem to be a coin of Alexandria, perhaps somewhere in the Levant or Asia Minor, where Serapis is seen on coins occasionally.

    2nd Edit: I've been poking around and it looks like an Aurelius issue of Samaria, Caesarea Maritima, sans beard

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  6. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    Marcus Aurelius/Serapis. Judaea- Samaria. Kadman 38. Yes. Thank you.
     
  7. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing

    Very cool! They're fun little coins. I've got 2 similar, but your MA looks much younger.

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    Marcus Aurelius, Ruled 161-180 AD
    AE24, Samaria, Caesarea Maritima
    Obverse: IMP CΛES M ΛVR ΛNTONINVS ΛVG,
    Reverse: COL PRIMΛE AVG CΛESΛREΛE, draped bust of Serapis wearing ornate kalathos right.
    References: RPC IV 6318, BMC 83-91, Kadman 40
    Size: 24mm, 11.4g

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    Marcus Aurelius, Ruled 161-180 AD
    AE22, Samaria, Caesarea Maritima
    Obverse: IMP CΛES M ΛVR ΛNTONINVS ΛVG,
    Reverse: COL PRIMΛE AVG CΛESΛREΛE, draped bust of Serapis wearing ornate kalathos right.
    References: RPC IV 6318, BMC 83-91, Kadman 40
    Size: 22.5mm, 7.3g
     
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    Factor Active Member

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