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Antoninus Pius, Alexandria? Silver Coin, Found Egypt. What Is The Reverse Image?

 
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 Posted 12/07/2022  10:11 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add gerio2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'm pretty sure this is the portrait of Antoninus Pius as it matches one of his. A more precise ID would be a help.
Ditto the obv legend (AVTKTA is all I can read) which would appear to be part of AVTKTAIAΔΔAΔP ANTWNINOC CEBEVC which similarly appears on an AP Alexandrian coin. I was mystified at first because I didn't think there was a V in Greek (it's not in the CC Greek character list).
Who is in the reverse image? It is very distinctive and I can't find another anywhere. Alexandria herself? And what is over her shoulder.
Are those date letters beside her?
I'm afraid I don't have size or weight. It belongs to a friend whose grandfather picked it up in Egypt. From memory, the silver flan is thick and about 15mm diam. That's all I know.

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 Posted 12/07/2022  10:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 12/07/2022  1:22 pm  Show Profile   Check Victor's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Victor to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, It is Antoninus Pius from Alexandria with Demeter on the reverse.
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 Posted 12/07/2022  2:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add gerio2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for that.
I've not found any coins that are the same. - a few bronze of Demeter but none holding the same object. Ditto a left facing Antoninus. I'd quite like to know the date letter(s) and the inscription. A link to another coin like this would be a bonus too, if anyone can help?
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 Posted 12/07/2022  2:40 pm  Show Profile   Check Victor's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Victor to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Here are some examples from Roman Provincial Coinage online

https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/4/13443
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 Posted 12/09/2022  04:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add gerio2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks again - very helpful. As I can find no exact copy in bronze or silver (as this one is), I think the owner might have a rare coin on his hands.
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 Posted 12/09/2022  05:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not rare...Tetradrachms are made from debased silver commonly known as Billon.
Nice looking coin though
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