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Author Topic: 2 Alexandrian rarities: Vespasian Canopus and Domitian Pharos  (Read 218 times)

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Offline FlaviusDomitianus

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Hello everyone.

I'm very pleased to share these absolute rarities I received yesterday.

The Vespasian Obol, with Osiris Canopus on reverse, is only the second specimen known, missing in all major collections, including Dattari; is also better in hand than the auction house photo would suggest.

The Domitian Hemidrachm with the famous Alexandria Pharos on reverse was was originally classified as RPC II 2617. However, noting the presence of the aegis, which was missing on the other specimens, a new entry was created by Prof. Amandry.

I had been searching for a long time for at least one specimen with this reverse, but had so far only acquired an extremely worn one. Finally I have filled this gap!

Alberto

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-169875

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-169874

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Re: 2 Alexandrian rarities: Vespasian Canopus and Domitian Pharos
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2021, 08:50:26 am »
Very nice Alberto, especially the Aegis portrait on the pharos

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Re: 2 Alexandrian rarities: Vespasian Canopus and Domitian Pharos
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2021, 08:57:23 am »
Two very nice additions Alberto. The Domitian hemidrachm with the Pharos is
My favorite of the two.

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Re: 2 Alexandrian rarities: Vespasian Canopus and Domitian Pharos
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2021, 09:52:50 am »
Thanks Jay and Parthicus,

your kind comments are much appreciated.

Alberto

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Re: 2 Alexandrian rarities: Vespasian Canopus and Domitian Pharos
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2021, 08:30:42 pm »
Hi FD,

Nice coins! :)

I love those architectural reverse types.

Meepzorp

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Re: 2 Alexandrian rarities: Vespasian Canopus and Domitian Pharos
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2021, 03:26:34 am »
Thanks Meepzorp,

I'm glad you liked the coins

Alberto

 

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