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Commodus coin from Alexandria (var.2)

ref. : en.841.2013 | 27 August 2013 | by Francis Leveque
coins | IIe century AD
Alexandrie, Egypte (Basse Egypte) ( Egypte )
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Bronze tetradrachm, 23 mm, 11.91 g.

Mint : Alexandria

Date : 188-189 AD

Recto :

Traduction : “M(arcus) A(urelius) KOM(modus) Anto(ninus) Seb(astou) Euseb(us)”, (Marcus Aurelius Commodus Antoninus Auguste Pieux)
Description : laureate head right

Verso :

Traduction :L KΘ”, (date)
Description : Corbita under sail right; Pharus of Alexandria to left

Commentaire :

There are 4 stay cables with two forward and two backward. The helmsman is absent at the helm. Two round masses are each attached to a mat forward. The lighthouse is just visible on the left.

This copy is close to two other variants of Alexandria var. 0 and var. 1


Bibliography :

  • A. Geissen, Katalog alexandrinischer Kaisermünzen, Köln (Köln ), Cologne , 1974-83, n° 2242-3
  • G. Dattari, Catalogo completo della collezione Dattari Numi Augg. Alexandrini (Dattari (Savio)), A. Savio, ed., Trieste , 1999, n° 3903
  • K. Emmett, Alexandrian Coins (Emmett), Lodi , 2001, n° 2542.29
  • Ursula Kampmann ; Thomas Ganschow, Die Münzen der römischen Münzstätte Alexandria (K&G), Battenberg, Regenstauf , 2008, n° 41.113