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Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandria struck coins for provincal Egypt before becoming a regular imperial mint. Alexandria was reopened by the Byzantines 525 - 646 A.D. Dates of Operation: 294 - 421 and 457 - 474 A.D. Mintmarks: AL, ALE, ALEX, SMAL.


Commodus, March or April 177 - 31 December 192 A.D., Alexandria Mint

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Doug Smith notes, "Only recently have rare coins of this mint for Commodus been recognized." All examples share the same reverse spelling errors. This specimen has an error on the obverse as well.Click here to read more about |Alexandria denarii| on |Doug |Smith's website.
SH33824. Silver denarius, unpublished, RIC III -, SRCV II -, Cohen III -, RSC II -, BMCRE IV -, VF, weight 1.796 g, maximum diameter 18.6 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, 192 A.D.; obverse M COMM ANTO-N AVG PIVS RBIT, laureate head right; reverse LIR AVG R M TR P XVII COS VII P P, Libertas standing right, pileus in right, long scepter in left hand, star in left field; very rare; SOLD


Clodius Albinus, Late 195 or Early 196 - 19 February 197 A.D.

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Felicitas was the goddess or personification of happiness, good fortune, and success. She played an important role in Rome's state religion during the empire and was frequently portrayed on coins. She became a prominent symbol of the wealth and prosperity of the Roman Empire.
SH21201. Silver denarius, Hunter III 4 (same dies), RIC IV 4 var., RSC III 15 var., BMCRE V 91 var., SRCV II 6141 var. (all var. Rome mint, SEPT vice SEP), aVF, exceptionally large flan for the type with full legend on both obverse and reverse, frosty surfaces, weight 2.684 g, maximum diameter 18.8 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, as caesar, 194 - 195 A.D.; obverse D CLOD SEP (sic) AL-BIN CAES, bare head right; reverse FELICITAS COS II, Felicitas standing half left, caduceus in right hand, scepter in left hand; very rare; SOLD


Severus II, 25 July 306 - Summer 307 A.D.

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Severus II was raised to the rank of Caesar in the Tetrarchy, 1 May 305 A.D. Two years later he marched against Maxentius in Rome, but after many of his troops deserted, he was captured, imprisoned and later executed.
SH66876. Billon follis, RIC VI Alexandria 56, SRCV IV 14637, Cohen 57, VF, slightly rough, weight 8.159 g, maximum diameter 29.8 mm, die axis 315o, 1st officina, Alexandria mint, as caesar, 1 May 305 - 25 Jul 306 A.D.; obverse FL VAL SEVERVS NOB CAESAR, laureate head right; reverse PERPETVITAS AVGG, Roman seated left, helmeted, shield against throne, Victory on globe offering wreath in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left, A upper right, S - P flanking across field, ALE in exergue; scarce; SOLD


Clodius Albinus, Late 195 or Early 196 - 19 February 197 A.D.

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Felicitas was the goddess or personification of happiness, good fortune, and success. She played an important role in Rome's state religion during the empire and was frequently portrayed on coins. She became a prominent symbol of the wealth and prosperity of the Roman Empire.
SH27741. Silver denarius, cf. RIC IV 4, RSC III 15, BMCRE V 91, SRCV II 6141 (all refs. Rome mint), VF, exceptionally large flan with full legend on both obverse and reverse, weight 2.658 g, maximum diameter 19.1 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, as caesar, 193 - 195 A.D.; obverse D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES, bare head right; reverse FELICI-TAS - COS II, Felicitas standing half left, caduceus in right hand, scepter in left hand; very rare; SOLD


Julia Domna, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D.

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This type is not listed in the major references because, when they were published it was not yet recognized the type was also struck at Alexandria. All the Alexandria mint specimens, distinguished from Rome mint examples only by their style, were confused with the similar denarii struck at Rome.
RS60449. Silver denarius, Bickford-Smith pl. 1, 10; RIC IV -; BMCRE V -; RSC III -; Reka Devnia -, VF, nice style for the mint, weight 2.115 g, maximum diameter 18.8 mm, die axis 310o, Alexandria mint, obverse IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right; reverse VENVS FELIX (Venus who brings good fortune), Venus standing half-left, apple in extended right hand, drawing drapery from shoulder with left; rare; SOLD


Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D.

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In 194, Septimius Severus marched with his army of 12 legions to Cilicia and defeated Pescennius Niger, governor of Syria, at the Battle of Issus. Pescennius retreated to Antioch where he was executed by Severus' troops.
SH58683. Silver denarius, RIC IV 344; BMCRE V p. 83, 319; RSC III 18; SRCV II 6258, VF, weight 2.827 g, maximum diameter 16.7 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, 194 A.D.; obverse IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, laureate head right; reverse AEQVITAS II, Aequitas standing left, scales in right hand, cornucopia in left; excellent bold portrait; rare; SOLD


Julia Domna, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D.

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Bickford-Smith notes this type with the obverse legend IVLIA DOMNA AVG was struck only briefly before the same type with the IVLIA AVGVSTA obverse legend. Bickford-Smith does not does not actually identify a specimen or include an example in the plates. We found only one other example, listed on Coin Project.
SH90485. Silver denarius, Bickford-Smith p. 56, RIC IV -, BMCRE V -, RSC III -, Reka Devnia -, BPM Collection -, CA -, ANS -, WW -, VF, tight oval flan, weight 3.011 g, maximum diameter 19.9 mm, die axis 180o, Alexandria mint, c. Jan 195 A.D.; obverse IVLIA DOMNA AVG, draped bust right; reverse VENVS FELIX (Venus who brings good fortune), Venus standing half-left, apple in right hand, drawing drapery from shoulder with left; extremely rare; SOLD


Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., LEG III IT AVG

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The LEG III IT AVG honored by this coin might be the Legio III Augusta, founded by Octavian, probably with the Consul Gaius Vibius Pansa in 43 B.C. Its symbol was Pegasos. In 193 A.D., Septimius Severus awarded Legio III Augusta the title Pia Vindex (Faithful avenger) for supporting his claim to the purple.
SH90696. Silver denarius, cf. Bickford-Smith 3, RSC III 262 corr. (illustrated but misdescribed), RIC IV -, BMCRE V -, Hunter III -, Triton X lot 665, CNG 61 lot 1908, gF, compact flan cutting off parts of legends, weight 3.356 g, maximum diameter 17.7 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, 193 A.D.; obverse IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, laureate head right; reverse LEG - III - IT - AV-G, TR P COS ending in exergue, aquila (legionary eagle) between two signa (legionary standards); extremely rare; SOLD


Helena, Augusta, 8 Nov 324 - c. 330 A.D., Mother of Constantine the Great, Error Coin with Fausta Reverse

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This coin combines an obverse of Constantine the Great's mother Helena, with a reverse of his wife, Fausta - a very rare mule error coin.
SL85519. Billon centenionalis, RIC VII Alexandria obv. 38 (Helena, R3) / rev. 39 (Fausta, R2), NGC Ch XF, strike 5/5, surface 2/5, weight 3.024 g, maximum diameter 20.1 mm, die axis 0o, 2nd officina, Alexandria mint, 325 - 326 A.D.; obverse FL HELENA AVGVSTA, pearl-diademed and mantled bust of Helena right wearing double necklace; reverse SALVS REIPVBLICAE (health of the Republic), Fausta standing facing, looking left, holding infants Constantine II and Constantius II, SMALB in exergue; photos were taken before certification, now in an NGC holder; very rare; SOLD


Constantius I, May 305 - 25 July 306 A.D.

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Hercules' 11th labor was to steal three of Hera's immortality-giving golden apples from the Garden of the Hesperides, guarded by Ladon, a never-sleeping, hundred-headed dragon. Hercules asked Atlas to steal the apples, agreeing to hold up the world so Atlas could complete the task. Atlas returned but refused to take back his burden. Hercules, pretending to enjoy the task, convinced Atlas to hold the world while he made a pad of the lion skin. Hercules then ran away and never took back the task.
RT66844. Silvered follis, RIC VI Alexandria 40, VF, smoothing, die break above Hercules arm, weight 7.477 g, maximum diameter 29.1 mm, die axis 315o, Alexandria mint, c. 304 - May 305 A.D.; obverse FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, laureate head right; reverse HERCVLI VICTORI, Hercules standing facing, looking left, leaning on club with right, holding apples of Hesperides in left, Nemean lion skin hanging from left elbow, S left, A(?) above arm and P below arm on right, ALE in exergue; SOLD




  




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