Big fan of this tet from Roman Egypt

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by mrbreeze, Jun 12, 2024.

  1. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Well-Known Member

    Lately, I have been taking inventory and organizing my Tets from Alexandria. It is one of my favorite “offshoots” of my main collection. This is one of my favorites.


    RPC VI, 10695 (temporary)
    Alexandria, Egypt
    L (gamma) - year 3, AD 236/7
    BMC 1805
    E 3271

    The reverse is a bust of Alexandria, turreted.

    The color is not correct as the background is a white piece of paper, but it’s a phone pic, so I can trade that for ease of use.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2024
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  3. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    It's a very pleasing example. I like it too.
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  4. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Well-Known Member

    It would be one of my fav too, I guess
    Thanks for sharing

  5. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Great coin. I "dally" around the area, always in danger of diving deeper. I have some cool pieces, like all of the Pharos type coins, (not all rulers who issued them yet though), and a couple of Sphinx pieces, but it is one of those vortexes in ancients that always threaten to suck me in. Terrific history.
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  6. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    That’s a nice coin! I have a tetradrachm with a bust of Alexandria on the reverse but it’s a bit later.
    Claudius II, AE Potin tetradrachm of Alexandria, Egypt. Year 2. AYT K KΛAYΔIOC CEB, laureate, cuirassed bust right / L-B to left and right of Alexandria, draped and turreted bust right, wearing close fitting cap, curls of hair down the neck. Maerkl Coll. 29; Mionnet VI 3427, Pl. III 56. Kampmann 104.19; Milne 4246; BMC 2330; Emmett 3869.
  7. Cherd

    Cherd Junior Member Supporter

    I typically don't pay much attention to mint locations and so forth. But, in searching through a catalogue of my coins, I discovered that I had a few that were minted in Alexandria (No Alexandria reverses though :()

    Cleopatra VII 80 Drachmae

    Claudius/Antonia Minor Tetradrachm

    Zenobia Tetradrachm

    I guess only the Claudius is Roman, but the others are among my favs :happy:
  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    I like how chunky those are.
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