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Alexandria on Ancient Coins
, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D., Roman Provinicial
Commemorates Hadrian's arrival in in 130 AD. kissing the emperor's hand to welcome him in her city!
RX79844. Bronze , pl. 75, 1610; 1315; 1034; 870; 32.509; 964; 3716, , scratches, 25.224 g, maximum 33.7 mm, 0o, mint, 130 - 131 A.D.; AYT KAI TPAI A∆PIA CEB, laureate, draped, and right with ; (or ), wearing elephant-skin headdress, steps right towards the emperor, grasps and kisses his right hand, wheat ears and poppy in her left hand, he is togate with in left; L - I E (left and middle ); huge 34 mm bronze!; $110.00 (Ä97.90)
, 20 November 284 - 1 May 305 A.D., Roman Provincial
The ancients did not all agree on the attributes of . A passage in affirms that many recognized in this god, , imputing healing to his intervention; some thought him identical with , the oldest deity of the Egyptians; others regarded him as , possessing universal power; but by most he was believed to be the same as Pluto, the "gloomy" Dis of the infernal regions. The general impression of the ancients seems to have been that by , was to be understood the beginning and foundation of things. consulted the oracle of for the purpose of learning whether Pluto and were different gods; and he received for an answer that Jupiter-Serapis and Pluto were one and the same divinity.RX71176. , 4781, 1954, 3210, 5622, 119.13, 2529, 980, 4025, VF, green , some earthen encrustation, 8.691 g, maximum 20.3 mm, 0o, mint, 29 Aug 285 - 28 Aug 286 A.D.; A K Γ OYAΛ ∆IOKΛHTIANOC CEB, laureate, draped, and right; standing left, wears turreted cap, of in right hand, in left hand, L - B (year 2) flanking across ; $36.00 (Ä32.04)
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