JayAg47 Posted January 18 · Member Share Posted January 18 Kicked off this year with a mystical serpent from Egypt, nothing spectacular but I've always wanted one of these giant cobras and happened to saw this coin offered by a local ebay dealer for 20 bucks, despite the thick patina, the coin actually looks better in hand. I gotta say it's the hardest coin for me to photograph! so I've attached one I took under direct sunlight, and the other one indoors with filtered light that brings out the natural colour of the coin, which do you think is better? Hadrian (117-138). Egypt, Alexandria. Æ Diobol - year 14 Serpent Agathodaemon Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r., seen from behind. R/ Serpent Agathodaemon erect r., crowned with pschent, coiled around caduceus on left and grain ears on right; L IΔ (date) in exergue. 24mm, 9.86g And here are a couple of serpents from different cultures- This coin depicts baby Krishna dancing on the head of Kaliya to remove it's venom, an evil snake that terrorised humans. And the Australian indigenous Dreamtime Rainbow Serpent. Please share your serpents from Alexandria or from other cultures! 20 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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