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Alexander Tyrannus, 308 - 311 A.D.

Alexander is an almost unknown North African usurper whose coins only appear from the mint of Carthage and are extremely rare.


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From the Aiello Collection.
SH03787. Copper follis, RIC VI Carthage 75, Aiello collection 574 (this coin), VF, weight 3.92 g, maximum diameter 20.6 mm, die axis 0o, Carthage (near Tunis, Tunisia) mint, obverse IMP ALEXANDER P F AVG, laureate head right; reverse ROMAE AETERNAE (to eternal Rome), Roma within standing left within hexastyle temple holding globe in right hand and scepter in left, P*K in ex; of greatest rarity!; SOLD







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OBVERSE LEGENDS

IMP ALEXANDER P F AVG
IMP C ALEXANDER P F AVG


REFERENCES

Cohen, H. Description historique des monnaies frappťes sous l'Empire Romain, Vol. 7: Carausius to Constantine & sons. (Paris, 1888).
Robinson, A. Roman Imperial Coins in the Hunter Coin Cabinet, University of Glasgow, Vol. V. Diocletian (Reform) to Zeno. (Oxford, 1982).
Salama, P. ?Recherches numismatiques sur l?usurpateur africain L. Domitius Alexander? in Proceedings of the 8th International Numismatic Congress (1973).
Sear, D.R. Roman Coins and Their Values, Vol. IV: The Tetrarchies and the Rise of the House of Constantine...Diocletian To Constantine I, AD 284 - 337. (London, 211).
Sutherland, R.A.C. & C.H.V. Carson. The Roman Imperial Coinage, Vol VI, From Diocletian's reform to the death of Maximinus. (London, 1967).
Vagi, D. Coinage and History of the Roman Empire. (Sidney, 1999).

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