FUN Show Trajan Alexandrian Tetradrachm Help

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Brian Bucklan, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Brian Bucklan

    Brian Bucklan Well-Known Member

    I picked this Trajan Alexandrian Tetradrachm up at the FUN show today but I can't seem to find a reference for it. It's not in Emmett or any of the typical online reference sites. Any ideas? Here it is:

    Trajan Alexandrian Tetradrachm Oxen.jpg

    Appears to be a pair of oxen pulling a cart with vase; head of Serapis above oxen; LIB (year 12) in upper field. The coin is 34mm and 22.1 gms and the tag with it I believe says Seaby 1950, although it's not very clear.
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  3. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    o wow..nice one! :)
  4. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    Wish I could help...but COOL REVERSE!
  5. Aidan_()

    Aidan_() Numismatic Contributor

    Leave some for me tomorrow!!!!!!

    That is a loverly coin Brian well done!
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  6. SeptimusT

    SeptimusT Well-Known Member

    It's an exceptionally rare type, and in great condition. I believe it is this one, RPC 4306. Not sure which of the variants it is, there aren't photos for all of them. I have a similar one, in far worse condition and without the Serapis head. There certainly aren't many of these types in private collections. Congratulations on this fantastic find, I'm jealous!
  7. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Emmett 540 AE drachm - From the shape of the flan this can not be a tetradrachm.
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  8. dadams

    dadams Well-Known Member

    Here is Emmett 540:
    and one selling on VCoins
  9. SeptimusT

    SeptimusT Well-Known Member

    Is the one on VCoins not the same coin that is in Emmett? See the corrosion defect to the right of the neck.
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  10. BenSi

    BenSi Supporter! Supporter

    Several tables told me today, I was a few hours too late and they had already sold what I was looking for. It does not matter when you get there , you will always hear that :)
    I picked up a few nice coins , its a good show you will enjoy.
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  11. dadams

    dadams Well-Known Member

    I think so too and its also the same at RPC Online
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  12. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  13. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Indeed, great example
  14. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Just a guy making his way in the universe

    Great coin @Brian Bucklan ! I'm somewhat envious. The example on Vcoins sold for 550 euros.
  15. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    OMG, I'm so jealous! What a fantastic coin!!
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  16. Aidan_()

    Aidan_() Numismatic Contributor

    Are all three examples complete die matches? Looks like the OP and the Emmett example are.

    It was an absolute pleasure to meet you @Brian Bucklan at the show today! I hope I wasn't too frustrating to work with. :D
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