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Africa on Ancient Coins

Hadrian, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D., Roman Provinicial Egypt

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Commemorates Hadrian's arrival in Egypt in 130 AD. Alexandria kissing the emperor's hand to welcome him in her city!
RX79844. Bronze drachm, Dattari pl. 75, 1610; Milne 1315; Geissen 1034; BMC Alexandria 870; Kampmann-Ganschow 32.509; Emmett 964; SRCV II 3716, Fair, scratches, weight 25.224 g, maximum diameter 33.7 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, 130 - 131 A.D.; obverse AYT KAI TPAI A∆PIA CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right with aegis; reverse Alexandria (or Africa), 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 scepter in left; L - I E (left and middle field); huge 34 mm bronze!; $110.00 SALE PRICE $99.00


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

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Severus was born in Leptis Magna (Khoms, Libya) in the Roman province of Africa. This type was struck to commemorate the emperor's visit to his native Africa in 207. See Leptis Magna on Wikipedia.
RS73189. Silver denarius, RIC IV 207 (S); RSC III 493; BMCRE V p. 263, 531; SRCV II 6341, VF, grainy, weight 3.634 g, maximum diameter 19.4 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 207 A.D.; obverse SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right; reverse P M TR P XV COS III P P, Africa standing half right, wearing elephant skin headdress, with right holding out drapery with fruits in the fold, lion at her feet right; interesting reverse type; scarce; $105.00 SALE PRICE $95.00







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