David Atherton Posted December 21, 2022 · Member Share Posted December 21, 2022 (edited) I love the Alexandrian issues that were struck under Domitian. The shear variety of reverse types along with the improved style in the latter half of the reign makes them a joy to collect! My latest addition pays homage to the Ptolemaic dynasty. Domitian Æ Obol, 4.09g Alexandria mint, 92-93 AD Obv: ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ ΔΟΜΙΤ ϹƐΒ ΓƐΡΜ; Head of Domitian, laureate, l. Rev: LΙB; Eagle standing facing, head l. (wings open) RPC 2688 corr. (eagle’s head to left). Emmett 310.12. Dattari-Savio 6812. Acquired from Aegean Numismatics, December 2022. Ex CNG E511, 9 March 2022, lot 281. An extremely rare Alexandrian obol variant of the eagle reverse with left facing portrait. The reverse design is borrowed from earlier Greek coinages of Egypt. The eagle is the sacred animal of Zeus. Feel free to post your eagles! As always, thank you for looking! NB: The printed version of RPC II erroneously describes the eagle's head as facing right. The online version corrects this error. Edited December 21, 2022 by David Atherton 17 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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