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Roman Egypt, Arsinoiton polis (Arsinoite Nome), Upper Egypt, 1st - 3rd Century A.D.
The Ptolemies renamed Atef-Pehu (the Krocodilopolitan nome) to Arsinoe and the capital city Krokodopolis (the City of Crocodiles) to Ptolemais Euergetis. In Roman times the nome was the Arsinoiton polis and Krokodopolis was called Arsinoe.
RX41298. Lead tessera
, Arsinoe (Krokodopolis) mint, weight
4.894g, maximum diameter
23.9mm, 1st - 3rd century A.D.; obverse bust
of Pharaoh right wearing wig, beard and uraeus
(cobra) crown, reed
APCINOEITWN Φ ΠOΛEWC (retrograde), crocodile
right on a pedestal, solar disk above, all within laurel wreath
tied at the bottom, legend
around within dot border
; extremely rare
Catalog current as of Friday, February 22, 2019.
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