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Otho, 15 January 69 - 17 April 69 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt
Otho ruled for just a few months. The mint of Alexandria struck coins with his name, though the portrait bears little resemblance to those of the other mints. It is possible that Alexandria produced coins without having an image of the new emperor.
RP84745. Bronze hemidrachm
, RPC I
5364 (3 spec.); Geissen
336; BMC Alexandria
376; SNG BnF
189 (R4); SNG Milan
-, F, attractive brown tone, flan crack
, light scratches, smoothing
16.768g, maximum diameter
30.2mm, die axis
, 69 A.D.; obverse
AYTOK MAPK OΘΩNOΣ KAIΣ ΣEB, laureate head
right, beveled edge; reverse bust
right, wearing papyrus diadem, cornucopia
behind right shoulder, date LA (year 1) before; from the Jyrki Muona Collection; extremely rare
Catalog current as of Monday, May 21, 2018.
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