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Nero (54 - 68 A.D.)
Egypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm†
O: NEΡΩ KΛAY KAIS SEBA GEP AVTO, laureate head right.
R: NEO AGAQ DAIM, Agathodaemon serpent, coiled with head up, holding poppies and grain ears, L ς (date) to right. Year 6.
23mm
13.11g
Milne 203; Emmett 106.6 (R4) ; RPC 5260

The Agathodaemon was a good spirit/demon that was worshipped by the ancient Egyptians.†
He had the shape of a serpent with a human head.†
The Greek inscription on the reverse of this coin shows that this is the "neo" or "new" agathodaemon serpent, or, in other words, the new good spirit (of rule by Nero).†

Pending Wildwinds Publishing!
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Jay GT4  [Jun 18, 2019 at 03:32 AM]
Sweet!
Canaan  [Jun 18, 2019 at 06:33 AM]
Nice one Mat
shanxi  [Jun 18, 2019 at 10:37 AM]
nice example
FlaviusDomitianus  [Jun 18, 2019 at 12:01 PM]
Nice catch, congrats!
quadrans  [Jun 18, 2019 at 03:34 PM]
Wow, nice...
Steve P  [Jun 21, 2019 at 01:28 PM]
Cha-ching! ... yup, ya gotta love the animal coins, eh?
David Atherton  [Jun 21, 2019 at 02:07 PM]
Love the reverse!
Randygeki(h2)  [Jun 26, 2019 at 07:12 AM]
Great portrait on this one Mat