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« on: September 21, 2012, 08:21:45 am »

Arrived today. Very rare and interesting ,Festival of Isis related. Any corrections or additions to description are wellcome.
Anonymous. AE 15. Alexandria,first officina, first half IV C. AD. 1,27 grs. Draped bust of Serapis right, wearing modius DEO SANCTO SERAPIDI / Nilus reclining left on rock pile, holding reed and cornucopiae. DEO SANCTO NILO. In left field A. In exergue ALE.
Cfr. Alfoldi:Festival of Isis... Pl. IV,35 ( different officina).

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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2012, 08:41:33 am »

I don't think you'll get much more information than was offered on the other thread where you posted this coin.  Undecided

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=82820.0

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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2012, 08:42:45 am »

Excellent example of a rare and interesting coin!

Lacking the legend VOTA PVBLICA and being struck in Alexandria, however, it has nothing to do with the festival of Isis that Alföldi postulated was celebrated every year on 3 Jan. at Rome in connection with the public vows that were traditionally undertaken on that day.
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2012, 08:55:56 am »

There's the article in the Celator mentioned by Helvetica and bits and pieces I found browsing the web. The problem is that the litterature could cost more than the coin.
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2012, 09:19:02 am »

Excellent example of a rare and interesting coin!

Lacking the legend VOTA PVBLICA and being struck in Alexandria, however, it has nothing to do with the festival of Isis that Alföldi postulated was celebrated every year on 3 Jan. at Rome in connection with the public vows that were traditionally undertaken on that day.

Only speculating. The "navigium Isidis". Sarapis with a modius. The Nile representation of Egypt as exporter of cereals to Rome.
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