Need Help with ID

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by EricTeller, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. EricTeller

    EricTeller New Member

    Hey everyone I was recently given my dads old coin collection due to his passing recently.
    He had this one that he never got around to and I’m curious as to who is on the coin. Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
     

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  3. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    Hi Eric,
    It's hard to tell which emperor but the coin is from Nicaea. See the link below for a ton of coins from that city.

    http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/bithynia/nicaea/t.html

    It is likely... because they are really common that the emperor is Severus Alexander... so if you page down to that emperor's section in that link... you'll see many similar coins.

    EDIT: Yeah after a second look, I think I see in the legend...AΛEΞANΔΡOC... so yes, Severus Alexander.
     
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  4. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    Here's one that is very similar (same letter placement NI-K-AI-E on the reverse) from that link and the information attached to the listing:

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    Severus Alexander, AE of Nicaea, Bithynia. 222-235 AD. 4.44g; 21mm

    M AVR SEVH ALEXANDROC AVG, laureate head right
    NI-K-AI-E / WN between and beneath three standards.

    BMC 102 var (obv legend with AVG); RecGen I-III, 617 var (bust type)
     
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