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Nero Serapis tetradrachm.


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Went to my local coin show yesterday and came back with this tetradrachm, I already have one with Alexandria in elephant headdress, but I really like the bust of Serapis on this coin, and is also less porous than my previous one. 


Nero (54-68). Egypt, Alexandria.
BI Tetradrachm, 23mm, 12.73g.
Year 10 (AD 63/4).
Radiate head r. R/ Draped bust of Serapis r., wearing taenia and calathus.

My other one,


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Nice acquisition for your numophylacium, @JayAg47! Interesting reverse type. I have two of Nero from Alexandria, acquired because they depict his wives.

Nero and Claudia Octavia.
Roman provincial billon tetradrachm, 11.1 g, 25.0 mm.
Egypt, Alexandria, AD 56-57.
Obv: ΝΕΡ ΚΛΑΥ ΚΑΙΣ ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡ ΑΥΤΟ, laureate head of Nero, right.
Rev: ΟΚΤΑΟΥΙΑ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΥ, bare-headed and draped bust of Octavia, right; L Γ before.
Refs: RPC 5202; BMC 119; SGI 657; Cologne 122; Milne 133; Emmett 127.


Nero and Poppaea Sabina.
Roman provincial billon Tetradrachm; 23.1 mm, 11.55 g.
Egypt, Alexandria, AD 64/65.
Obv: ΝΕΡΩ ΚΛΑV ΚΑΙΣ ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡ ΑV, radiate head of Nero, right.
Rev: ΠΟΠΠΑΙΑ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ, draped bust of Poppaea, right, LIA (year 11) before.
Refs: RCV 2002; SGI 664; RPC 5280; Köln 168; BMCG 124; Milne 223; Curtis 138; Cohen 315, 3; Emmett 128.

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Here's my Nero and Serapis...yours is more silvery in appearance. Note that the weight is exactly the same as your coin!

billon tet from Nero struck in Alexandria, year 10 63-64 A.D. featuring a radiate Nero and Serapis on the reverse.

Type: Billon Tetradrachm, 25mm 12.73 grams

Obverse: NERW KLAY KAIS SEB GER, Radiate head right

Reverse: AVTO-KRA, Draped bust of Serapis right, wearing Kalathos, Date LI to right

Reference: Milne 222, Koln 160, RPC 5274, BMCGr 156: Sear 2001.

Ex - Zurqieh 2018


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