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Diocletian 284-305 AD - Tyche Holding Rudder and Cornucopia


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Egyptian Tetradrachm of Diocletian, Tyche Holding Rudder and Cornucopia.
Ancient Coins - Egyptian Tetradrachm of Diocletian, Tyche Holding Rudder and Cornucopia.
EGYPT. Alexandria.

Diocletian, AD 284-305.

BI tetradrachm, 21mm, 7.7g, 12h; Struck 286/7.

Obv.: A K Γ OVA ΔIOKΛHTIANOC C?B, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Rev.: Tyche, kalathos on head, standing facing, head left, holding rudder and cornucopia; LΓ

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These late Alexandrian tets would make an interesting, yet affordable specialty collection. I, of course, don't specialize in them, but I have a couple of Diocletians from Alexandria, too.

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Diocletian, AD 284-305.
Roman billon tetradrachm, 19.2 mm, 7.24 g, 12 h.
Egypt, Alexandria, AD 285-6.
Obv: Α Κ Γ ΟVΑΛ ΔΙΟΚΛΗΤΙΑΝΟC CЄΒ, laureate and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: Athena seated left, holding Nike and resting on scepter, shield at side; L B (= regnal year 2) in field.
Refs: Dattari 5638; BMCG 2485; Milne 4765; Cologne 3211; RCV 12856.

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Diocletian, AD 284-305.
Roman billon tetradrachm, 19.1 mm, 6.91 g, 12 h.
Egypt, Alexandria, AD 286-7.
Obv: Α Κ Γ ΟVΑΛ ΔΙΟΚΛΗΤΙΑΝΟC CЄΒ, laureate head, right.
Rev: Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae; L Γ (=regnal year 3) behind.
Refs: Dattari 5755; BMCG 2524; Milne 4821; Cologne 3230; RCV 12865; Curtis 2025; MRKA 1261; Emmett 4082.

 

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