Big fan of this tet from Roman Egypt

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  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.
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    RPC VI, 10695 (temporary)
    Maximinus
    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

    Q
     
  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.
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    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
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    Claudius/Antonia Minor Tetradrachm
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    Zenobia Tetradrachm
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    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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