- The Collaborative Numismatics Project
  Explore Our Website And Find Joy In The History, Numismatics, Art, Mythology, And Geography Of Coins!!! NumisWiki Is An Enormous Unique Resource Including Hundreds Of Books And Thousands Of Articles Online!!! The Column On The Left Includes Our "Best of NumisWiki" Menu If You Are New To Collecting - Start With Ancient Coin Collecting 101 NumisWiki Includes The Encyclopedia of Roman Coins and Historia Nummorum If You Have Written A Numismatic Article - Please Add It To NumisWiki All Blue Text On The Website Is Linked - Keep Clicking To ENDLESSLY EXPLORE!!! Please Visit Our Shop And Find A Coin You Love Today!!!

× Resources Home
New Articles
Most Popular
Recent Changes
Current Projects
Admin Discussions
How to
Index Of All Titles


Aes Formatum
Aes Grave
Aes Rude
The Age of Gallienus
Alexander Tetradrachms
Ancient Coin Collecting 101
Ancient Coin Prices 101
Ancient Coin Dates
Ancient Coin Lesson Plans
Ancient Coins & Modern Fakes
Ancient Counterfeits
Ancient Glass
Ancient Metal Arrowheads
Ancient Oil Lamps
Ancient Weapons
Ancient Wages and Prices
Ancient Weights and Scales
Anonymous Folles
Anonymous Follis
Anonymous Class A Folles
Antioch Officinae
Armenian Numismatics Page
Byzantine Denominations
A Cabinet of Greek Coins
Caesarean and Actian Eras
Campgates of Constantine
A Case of Counterfeits
Byzantine Christian Themes
Clashed Dies
Coins of Pontius Pilate
Conditions of Manufacture
Corinth Coins and Cults
Countermarked in Late Antiquity
Danubian Celts
Damnatio Coinage
Damnatio Memoriae
Denarii of Otho
Diameter 101
Die Alignment 101
Dictionary of Roman Coins
Doug Smith's Ancient Coins
Edict on Prices
ERIC - Rarity Tables
Etruscan Alphabet
The Evolving Ancient Coin Market
Facing Portrait of Augustus
Fel Temp Reparatio
Fertility Pregnancy and Childbirth
Friend or Foe
The Gallic Empire
Gallienus Zoo
Greek Alphabet
Greek Coins
Greek Dates
Greek Coin Denominations
Greek Mythology Link
Greek Numismatic Dictionary
Hellenistic Names & their Meanings
Hasmonean Dynasty
Helvetica's ID Help Page
The Hexastyle Temple of Caligula
Historia Numorum
Horse Harnesses
Identifying Ancient Metal Arrowheads
Illustrated Ancient Coin Glossary
Important Collection Auctions
Islamic Rulers and Dynasties
Julian II: The Beard and the Bull
Julius Caesar - The Funeral Speech
Kushan Coins
People in the Bible Who Issued Coins
Imperial Mints of Philip the Arab
Later Roman Coinage
Latin Plurals
Latin Pronunciation
Library of Ancient Coinage
Life in Ancient Rome
List of Kings of Judea
Malloy Weapons
Maps of the Ancient World
Military Belts
Mint Marks
Museum Collections Available Online
Nabataean Alphabet
Nabataean Numerals
The [Not] Cuirassed Elephant
Not in RIC
Numismatic Bulgarian
Numismatic Excellence Award
Numismatic French
Numismatic German
Numismatic Italian
Numismatic Spanish
Parthian Coins
Patina 101
Paleo-Hebrew Alphabet
Phoenician Alphabet
Pi-Style Athens Tetradrachms
Pricing and Grading Roman Coins
Reading Judean Coins
Representations of Alexander the Great
Roman Coin Attribution 101
Roman Militaria
Roman Mints
Roman Names
Rome and China
Satyrs and Nymphs
Serdi Celts
The Sign that Changed the World
Silver Content of Parthian Drachms
Star of Bethlehem Coins
Statuary Coins
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum
Syracusian Folles
Taras Drachms with Owl Left
The Temple Tax
The Temple Tax Hoard
Test Cut
Travels of Paul
Tribute Penny
Tribute Penny Debate Continued (2015)
Tribute Penny Debate Revisited (2006)
Tyrian Shekels
Uncleaned Ancient Coins 101
Venus Cloacina
What I Like About Ancient Coins
Who was Trajan Decius
Widow's Mite

   View Menu


Milne, J. A Catalogue of the Alexandrian Coins in the Ashmolean Museum. (Oxford, 1933, reprints with supplement).

Catalog primarily of the coins donated by Milne to the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford England. It's an extensive collection, very precise descriptions of the obverse types (likely still ahead of its time). It relies on extensive cataloging information at the back of the book (a pain at times). It can be problematic for new collectors to use. Obverse inscriptions among the most reliable and reverse date placements are very accurate. One can absorb a lot of information from different parts of the book. It's about as extensive in scope as the ANS collection.

Bust Types (page lxvii)

a. Bare head right.
a2. Bare head right, slight drapery on far shoulder.

b. Laureate head right.
b2. Laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder.
b3 Laureate head right, wearing aegis.

c. Radiate head right.
c2. Radiate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder.
c3 Radiate head right, wearing aegis.

d. Head right, wreathed with grain.
d2. Head right, wreathed with grain, slight drapery.
d3 Head right, wreathed with grain, wearing aegis.

e. Bare head left.
e2. Bare head left, slight drapery on far shoulder.

f. Laureate head left.
f2. Laureate head left, slight drapery on far shoulder.
f3 Laureate head left, wearing aegis.

g. Radiate head left.

h. Head left, wreathed with grain.

j. Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
j2. Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
j3. Bareheaded and draped bust right.
j5. Bareheaded and draped bust right, seen from behind.
j7. Bareheaded and cuirassed bust right.

k. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
k2. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
k3. Laureate and draped bust right.
k5. Laureate bust right draped on left shoulder.
k6. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, wearing aegis.
k7. Laureate and cuirassed bust right.
k9. Laureate bust right, undraped.

l. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
l4. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, wearing aegis.
l6. Radiate and cuirassed bust right, wearing aegis.

m. Draped and cuirassed bust right, wearing wreath of grain.
m3. Draped bust right, wearing hemhem crown.

n2. Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust left, seen from behind.
n3. Bareheaded and draped bust left.

o. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.
o2. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left, seen from behind.
o3. Laureate and draped bust left.

p4. Radiate bust left, wearing aegis.

q3. Draped bust left, wearing hemhem crown.

r. Female head right.

s. Female head left.

t. Female draped bust right.
t2. Female draped bust right, wreathed with grain.
t3. Female draped bust right, wreathed with poppy.
t3. Female draped bust right, wearing stephane.

u. Female draped bust left.

Position of Wreath Ties

a. Both ties straight or nearly straight down.
b. One tie  straight down, the other turned forward across neck.
c. Both ties turned backwards.
d. One tie turned forward, the other backwards.
e. One tie turned backwards, the other straight down.
f. Both ties turned backwards and curled.

Also see:
Milne Diocletian
Milne Galba
Milne Gallienus
Milne History
Milne Kolophon
Milne Leaden
Milne NC 1940
Milne Shops
Milne Smyrna
Milne Some
Milne Tiberius

All coins are guaranteed for eternity