Bit of help with Alexandrian issue

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Brian Bucklan, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. Brian Bucklan

    Brian Bucklan Well-Known Member

    Hoping someone can identify this Alexandrian issue. Although it's a bit tough to read the obverse inscription on the coin is most likely Elagabalus (you can kinda see that the obverse legend ends in ANTΩNINOC). Reverse is Emperor with scepter being crowned by Victory. Any ideas?
    Unknown Tetradrachm Nike and Emperor.jpg
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  3. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Looks like an Alexandrian portrait of Elagabalus to me and what little you can see of the legend fits (...AAV PANT...) :). I think it's Emmett 2930, Emperor standing, Nike standing. You can see wings on the right figure, plus a palm which is often shown with Nike. RY 5 only, R5.
  4. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    Not sure exactly but there is a coin for Elagabalus year 5 (Emmett 2930, Milne 2871) that is described as “Emperor standing head L, Nike standing head L.” that could be it. Couldn’t find any examples on acsearch.

    Edit: @TIF got it while I was typing.
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