Five Roman Alexandrian Tets - Which emperors please?

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  1. PaddyB

    PaddyB Eccentric enthusiast

    Another small batch of Roman coins - help needed please. (There were many more with Latin inscriptions, that I have worked out, but I struggle making sense of the Greek inscriptions.)
    Even if you can clarify which emperor each is from, I can probably do the rest from Wildwinds and/or Sear. Thank you.
    Roman Tets 1.JPG Roman Tets 2.JPG
     
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  3. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    Fascinating. The obverses need to be posted each separately. This way we can read better and easier. Good Luck.
     
  4. gsimonel

    gsimonel Supporter! Supporter

    Since none of the experts--there are several on CT--have responded yet, I'll share what limited knowledge I have about these.

    These tetradrachms kept getting smaller over time. The fact that these are all similar in size suggests that they are all from the same 20-year period. I think I can read --TIA-- on the bottom left coin, which is probably Diocletian. So I would start by checking to see which others are Diocletian and then working backwards through Carus and his kids, Probus, Florian and then Tacitus.
     
  5. PaddyB

    PaddyB Eccentric enthusiast

    Thanks @gsimonel
    OK - here are the obverses split out:
    Tet obv 1.JPG tet obv 2.JPG Tet obv 3.JPG Tet obv 4.JPG Tet obv 5.JPG
     
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  6. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Bottom two are Diocletian for sure.
     
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  7. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    The 1st coin might be Diocletian too. For comparison one in my collection. Diocletian, Yr. 1, Tet., Alexandria, Egypt, Emmett 4083.jpg
    Diocletian, Year 1, Emmett 4083.
     
  8. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper

    Nice haul of ALexandrian tets. I see at least 2 Diocletians in there and maybe a Carus. And I agree they could all be from the same period starting with Claudius II and going through Aurelian, Probus, etc. down to the time of Diocletian and Maximian.

    Diocletian:

    diocles1.jpg

    diocles2.jpg

    Maximianus:

    maxtet1.jpg

    maxtet2.jpg
     
  9. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    It is a Carinus. One Maximianus and three Diocletians finish the list.
     
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  10. PaddyB

    PaddyB Eccentric enthusiast

    That is great - thanks! I have them all nailed down, except some of the regnal years do not match with Wildwinds. I assume some varieties are just not listed there.
     
  11. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper

    That's correct, wildwinds does not have all the types. Try Dattari.
     
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