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A couple of Roman provincial tetradrachms came roaming in today.


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I've been looking for a nice Alexandrian tetradrachm to go with the Gallienus Sol tetradrachm.  The other week I came across this nice Sol tetradrachm of Hadrian.  These coins are available, but this one, aside from the somewhat typically rough surfaces, has a nice high profile portrait of Hadrian and a good one of Sol as well.

Hadrian, BI tetradrachm, Alexandria, RY 14 (129/30 AD).

RPC III 5737

12.80 grams 

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The other coin is common.  It is an Alexandrian tetradrachm of Gallienus, RY 15,   What attracted me to this coin is the portrait.  The reverse appears to be double struck and typically crude.

Gallienus, 253-268 AD. BI tetradrachm, Alexandria (22 mm, 8.77 grams, 12 h), RY 15 = 267-8 AD.

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Lovely acquisitions for your collection, @robinjojo! I love them both!

Here's a Hadrian ...

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Hadrian, AD 117-138.
Roman provincial billon tetradrachm, 12.76 g, 24.8 mm, 11 h.
Egypt, Alexandria, year 21=AD 136/7.
Obv: ΑVΤ ΚΑΙϹ ΤΡΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹЄΒ; laureate head of Hadrian, right, drapery on l. shoulder.
Rev: L ΚΑ; Demeter standing facing, head l., wearing crescent, holding ears of corn and torch.
Refs: RPC III, 6131; BMC 16.71,579; Köln 1209; Dattari 1335; Milne 1519; Emmett 832.
Note: Ex-Clain-Stefanelli.

... and a Gallienus!

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Gallienus, AD 253-268.
Roman billon tetradrachm, 8.70 g, 23 mm.
Egypt, Alexandria, AD 266/7.Obv: AVT K Π ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC CЄB, laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: Homonoia standing left, raising hand and holding double cornucopia; L IΔ (= regnal year 14) before, palm frond behind.
Refs: Dattari (Savio) 5246; BMCG 2186; Cologne 2937; Milne 4136; RCV 10580; Emmett 3816.14; K&G 90.93.
 

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21 hours ago, robinjojo said:

I've been looking for a nice Alexandrian tetradrachm to go with the Gallienus Sol tetradrachm.  The other week I came across this nice Sol tetradrachm of Hadrian.  These coins are available, but this one, aside from the somewhat typically rough surfaces, has a nice high profile portrait of Hadrian and a good one of Sol as well.

Hadrian, BI tetradrachm, Alexandria, RY 14 (129/30 AD).

RPC III 5737

12.80 grams 

2082123845_D-CameraHadrianBItetradrachmAlexandriaRY14(129-30AD)RPCIII573712.80geBay7-15-22.jpg.219f1d677d1d0ba77ac722fe0fb870cf.jpg

 

 

@Alwin has one to die for. Everytime I see it while visiting him I'm green with envy 🤤

I can show a gallienus + Salonina instead 🙂

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Gallien (253-268) - Tétradrachme de l'atelier d'Alexandrie - AD 266-267

ΑΥΤ Κ Π ΛΙΚ ΓΑΛΛΙΗΝΟC CΕΒ, Buste lauré et cuirassé à droite vu par l'avant

Aigle à gauche, la tête à droite, tenant une couronne dans son bec. Branche de palmier dans le champ à droite, LΙΔ dans le champ à gauche (14° année de règne)

22 mm - 9.60 gr

Ref : Emmett # 3804/14 (R1), Kampmann # 90.90
Ex Barry P Murphy

 

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Salonine, épouse de Gallien (dates inconnues) - Tétradrachme de l'atelier d'Alexandrie, AD 267-268

ΚΟΡΝHΛΙΑ CΑΛωΝΕΙΝΑ CΕΒ Buste diadémé et drapé à droite

Aigle à droite, les ailes déployées, tenant une couronne dans son bec. LIE dans le champ à droite (15° année de règne (de Gallien))

22 mm - 11.61 gr

Ref : Emmett # 3854/15 (R1), Kampmann # 91.49, RCV # 10723
Ex Barry P Murphy

 

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Cool pickups!  The later third century portraiture at Alexandria is sometimes head and shoulders (no pun intended) above the imperial mints.  I don't have Gallienus, but here are Claudius II and Aurelian:

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(The reverse engraving can be impressive too, but I don't have any good examples of that... though I think both of our eagles are quite nice!)

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