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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Antoninus Pius, Alexandria, Drachm
∆-Drachme, Alexandria (Aegyptus);

Dattari 2862 and 8723 is this same rev. type for Ant. Pius, LKB = Year 22 = 158/9 AD.
Diameter: 32 mm
Weight: 21 g
Obv.: AVT K TPAIAN AEL ANTWNINOC CE; laureate-headed bust of Antoninus Pius wearing cuirass and paludamentum, r.
Rev.: Sarapis seated, l., holding sceptre; at his feet, Cerberus; to l., Demeter standing, r., holding torch; to r., Tyche holding rudder and cornucopia; all wearing kalathos, all on galley with oars

"Definitely a rare type. Not in the rich Cologne collection for Ant. Pius, and Dattari, in the best collection of Alexandrian coins ever assembled, had only two worn specimens." Curtislclay.
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Album name:Tanit / The Best of Type!
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Date added:Dec 23, 2006
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Pscipio  [Dec 23, 2006 at 08:43 AM]
A beauty!
Jochen  [Dec 23, 2006 at 06:31 PM]
Interesting reverse!
ROMA  [Nov 07, 2007 at 05:34 PM]
Great coin, id really like to see an artists rendition of this reverse. Every on of these around is a bit worn
matthijspatrick  [Jul 18, 2009 at 05:24 PM]
Absolutely fascinating !
*Alex  [May 23, 2011 at 03:33 PM]
Even though worn, it's still the best of its type and worthy of five stars.
Lloyd  [Sep 29, 2013 at 06:16 AM]
Another one for the cognoscenti - strange how some people have difficulty getting their mind around the fact that a worn rarity might be the best of type because that is what it is by virtue of survivorship, rather than grade! Yet some clown voted two stars - obviously ignorant of the facts around this coin despite the explanatory note accompanying it. I guess he wasn't just ignorant, but also illiterate!