Minilist 23 - December 2013

Roman Egypt Coins

This is the first of 3 or 4 listings of Roman Egypt coins formed by an American collector. All coins will be accompanied by a printout which includes a photo of the coin as well as a description, the legend, various references and in most cases when and where the previous owner bought the coins.


55615 *Roman Egypt. Tiberius. 14-37 AD. Silver Tetradrachm (12.16g). Laureate head of Tiberius left, L I  (Year 14 = 28 AD)/Radiate head of Augustus right. Unlisted in Curtis. Scarce type. Emm-60v, RPC I, 5-91 (12). Nice VF, a little rough. $425


55616 *Roman Egypt.Claudius. 41-54. Bi Tetradrachm (11.08g). Laureate bust right/Messalina stg left, resting on column & hldg. 2 small figure on ext. r. hand & ear of corn in left. C-23, Em-74, BMC-75. F+, with hard red encrustation. $140


55617 *Roman Egypt. Claudius. 41-54. Æ Diobol (9.77g). Laureate bust right/Eagle stg. r., head left, on thunderbolt, L -I  = 13 = 52/53 AD. Emm-80, Milne-128. VG+/VG, but decent portrait. $65


55619 *Roman Egypt.Nero. 54-68. Bi Tetradrachm (11.16g). Laureate bust of Nero right/Eirene stg. r., hldg caduceus and helmet, LE = year 5 = 58/59 AD.. C-106, Emm-119. G/VG porous. $49


55620 *Roman Egypt.Nero. 54-68. Silver Tetradrachm (12.49g). Laureate bust of Nero right/Emperor std. left on throne, with feet on a step-stool, LE = year 5 = 58/59 AD. C-112, Emm-120. VF, but porous. $175


55622 *Roman Egypt.Nero. 54-68. Bi Tetradrachm (12.73g). Radiate head of Nero left, LI  = year 13 = 66/67 AD/Laureate head of Divus Augustus right. C-65, Emm-113. VF, some oxd. on obverse. $150


55623 *Roman Egypt.Nero. 54-68. Bi Tetradrachm (12.13g). Radiate head of Nero left, LI  = year 13 = 66/67 AD/Laureate head of Tiberius right. C-175, Emm-134, Köln-188. Toned aVF. $165


55624 *Roman Egypt. Nero. 54-68. Bi Tetradrachm (12.86g). Radiate head of Nero left, LI  = year 13 = 66/67 AD/Galley sailing right, traces of 2 dolphins swimming below. Commemorates his trip to Greece. C-113, Emm-121, M-273. VF/F, porous. $200


55625 *Roman Egypt.Nero. 54-68. Bi Tetradrachm (12.97g). Radiate head of Nero left, LI  = year 13 = 66/67 AD/Bust of Zeus-Olympios right. Scarcer date according to Emmett. C-186, Em-113, M-262. Toned VF, flan cut. $140


55627 *Roman Egypt. Nero. 54-68. Bi Tetradrachm (11.90g). Radiate head of Nero right/Head of Sarapis right, date to right, L IA = year 11 = 64/65 AD.. C-169, E-133, M-226. F/VF. $200


55628 *Roman Egypt. Nero. 54-68. Bi Tetradrachm (12.14g). Radiate head of Nero right/Eagle standing left on thunderbolt with palm branch behind, date to l, L -IA = 11 = 64/65. C-83, E-118, M-228. Toned VF, couple of spots of porosity. $175


55630 *Roman Egypt. Vespasian. 69-79. Bi Tetradrachm (12.71g). Laureate head right, date in front LB= year 2 = 69/70/Alexandria standing left, wearing elephant cap, holding wreath and scepter. C-247, E-202 (R2), M-386. Fine. $200


55631 *Roman Egypt. Vespasian. 69-79. Æ Diobol (7.10g). Laureate bust of Vespasian right/Bust of Sarapis, wearing modius, right. Year 6 to right? Under heavy encrustation, nice portraits. Emm-218, BMC-2731. Green-brown Fine. $50


55632 *Roman Egypt. Domitian. 81-96. Æ Obol (8.10g) Year 3. Laureate head right/Bust of Alexandria right, wearing elephant-skin head-dress. Milne-473, E-278. Fine, bit porous. $100


55633 *Roman Egypt. Trajan. 98-117. Bi Tetradrachm (12.48g). Laureate bust of Trajan right/Eagle standing righ, date in field LE = year 5 = 101-102 (His first regnal year ending in 98 AD). C-328, E-374, M-560. Toned F, grainy which seems typical for this. $225


55634 *Roman Egypt. Trajan. 98-117. Æ Diobol (8.68g). Laureate bust right/Eagle standing left, LI -E in field, year 15 or 111/112 AD. Very rare type. Emm-651 (R5), Cop-256. F/VG but rough field. $60


55635 *Roman Egypt.Trajan. 98-117. Æ Dichalkon (1.65g). Laureate bust right/Oenochoe (wine jug), year 16 112/113 AD. Extremely rare type and in high grade! SNG France -1185. EF. $350


55636 *Roman Egypt.Trajan. 98-117. Æ Dichalkon (1.52g). Laureate bust right/Rhinoceros standing left, L IZ above (year 17). Seemingly unpublished with Rhino stg left!. Emm-719v (R5). Nice VF. $220


55641 *Roman Egypt. Hadrian. 117-138. Bi Tetradrachm (13.34g). Laureate, draped and cuirased bust right/Sarapis stg left, holding long scepter in l. hand, r. hand extended . Cereberus std. left. (Cereberus is the 3-headed dog who guarded the entrance to Hades.) Year 4. C-535, Emm-891, M-1148. Ch. VF. $220


55642 *Roman Egypt.Hadrian. 117-138. Bi Tetradrachm (13.42g). Laureate, draped and cuirased bust right/Draped bust of Helios right, L I  = year 14 = 129/130 AD.. C-429, E-852, Köln-1002. Nice VF. $225


55643 *Roman Egypt. Hadrian. 117-138. Bi Tetradrachm (12.13g). Laureate bust of Hadrian left/ Bearded bust of Nilus right, wearing lotus-bud crown, cornucopia over shoulder, LE NNEAK  = YR 19 = 134/135 AD. C-456, Emm-875, M-1450. Nice toned VF. $250


55644 *Roman Egypt. Hadrian. 117-138. Bi Tetradrachm (12.77g). Laureate bust of Hadrian left/Nilus reclining left, hldg reed & cornucopia, crocodile  belowt, LK yr 20 135/136 AD. Purportedly found in Israel in 2005. C-467, E-879, M-1491. VF, obv. a bit grainy. $250


55657 *Roman Egypt. Hadrian. 117-138. Bi Tetradrachm (11.32g) . Laureate bust right, crescent in field to right/Tyche standing left, holding rudder & cornucopia, LS = Year 6 = 121/122 AD. Emm-901 (R3), M-1010, Curtis-unlisted date. Fine, grainy. Scarce date. $150


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