Meepzorp's Ancient Coins


Roman Provincial


Egypt


Alexandria, Part 1


Augustus (Part 1)


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Egypt, Alexandria, Augustus, minted ca. 30-28 BC,
AE 26, 80 Nummia or drachmae
ΘEOY YIOY, head of Augustus, countermark(s)(?)/
KAIΣAPOΣ AYTOKPATOPOΣ, eagle standing on
thunderbolt, wings closed, cornucopia, Π
RPC 5001, BMC 1, Rare (R1), ex Lindgren collection
Posted March 2016


Note #1: This coin had a mild to moderate case of bronze disease. I treated it.
During treatment, the patina was stripped. After treatment, I artificially
re-patinated it with Jax solution and sealed it with Renaissance wax.

Note #2: At some point in the past, probably many decades ago, someone applied
a dark brown wax-like substance to the surfaces of this coin. During treatment
for bronze disease, that wax-like substance wax removed. This revealed a hidden
countermark-like feature on the obverse of this coin (at right). I have no idea
why someone would want to conceal such a feature. This is a strange and interesting
coin. It is a pedigreed coin from the Lindgren collection, which adds to the mystery.

Note #3: At some point in the past, probably many decades ago, someone
applied a white cement-like substance to the surfaces and edges of this
coin. Remnants of that cement-like substance are still visible.







Egypt, Alexandria, Augustus, minted after 19 BC,
AE Obol, 22 mm, 40 drachmae, 7.01g
CEBACTOC, bare head of Augustus/
KAICAP,
Priestly implements: simpulum, vase, lituus, and axe
RPC 5007, Dattari 10, Koln 4, Rare (R1)
Posted March 2016







Egypt, Alexandria, Augustus, minted after 19 BC,
AE dichalkon, 20 drachmae, 16 mm, 3.82g
CEBACTOC,
cylindrical altar inscribed with denomination K (=20)/
KAICAP, cornucopia
RPC 5009 var., Rare (R1), ex Lindgren collection
Posted March 2016







Egypt, Alexandria, Augustus, minted ca. 3/2 BC,
AE dichalkon, 20 drachmae, 15 mm, 2.70g
KAIΣAP, altar, vertical line design/
CEBA CTOY in 2 lines in wreath
RPC 5014, SNG Cop. 13, Very Rare (R2 or R3)
Posted March 2016







Egypt, Alexandria, Augustus, AE Hemiobol (or 20 drachm), 3rd series (undated),
minted ca. 10-11 AD, 15 mm, 2.347g
KAIΣAP, laureate head of Augustus/
ΣEBAΣTOΣ,
thick crescent, horns upward, star with 8 rays
RPC I, 5021, Geissen 8, Dattari 11, Milne 9, Emmett 16 (R1),
BMC Alexandria 8, Curtis, Kampmann 2.16,
ex Beast Coins, ex Keith Emmett collection, Rare (R1)
Posted May 2019