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Silver tetradrachm minted at Lampsacus by Lysimachus between 298-281BC, obverse= Alexander the Great
deified with the ram�s horns of Zeus-Ammon and wearing the royal diadem, reverse= Athena seated and bearing Nike
(Victory), who pours a libation over the name of Lysimachus
Silver tetradrachm of Alexander the Great minted in Babylon c. 320BC, obverse =Heracles, reverse =enthroned
Zeus (mu-tau-rho monogram for �metropolis�)
Bronze drachm of Antoninus Pius minted in Alexandria in year 22 (AD159-160), obverse=head of emperor,
reverse =Alexandria/ Alexander wearing the elephant scalp
Bronze drachm of Antoninus Pius minted in Alexandria in year 22 (AD159-160), obverse=head of emperor,
reverse =Alexandria/ Alexander wearing the elephant scalp
Bronze drachm of Antoninus Pius minted in Alexandria (year 14, AD151-152), obverse =head of emperor,
reverse =Triptolemus/ Alexander wearing the elephant scalp and riding in a serpent biga (two-beast chariot)
Silver tetradrachm of Ptolemy Soter as Satrap (overstruck to reduced standard c. 310BC), obverse =Alexander
in an elephant scalp, reverse=Athena
Bronze drachm of the Empress Faustina II minted in Alexandria (year 14 of Pius, AD151-152), obverse=head
of empress, reverse =Triptolemus/ Alexander wearing the elephant scalp and riding in a serpent biga (two-beast chariot)
Bronze drachm of Hadrian minted in Alexandria in year 15 (AD130-131), obverse=head of emperor,
reverse =Alexandria/ Alexander wearing the elephant scalp kisses the hand of the emperor in greeting on the occasion of
his visit to the city
Bronze drachm of Hadrian minted in Alexandria in year 15 (AD130-131), obverse=head of emperor,
reverse =Alexandria/ Alexander wearing the elephant scalp kisses the hand of the emperor in greeting on the occasion of
his visit to the city
Bronze drachm of Hadrian minted in Alexandria in year 15 (AD130-131), obverse=head of emperor,
reverse =Alexandria/ Alexander wearing the elephant scalp kisses the hand of the emperor in greeting on the occasion of
his visit to the city
Billon (silver alloy) tetradrachm of Hadrian minted in Alexandria in year 15 (AD130-131), obverse=head
of emperor, reverse =Alexandria/ Alexander wearing the elephant scalp and bearing and the vexillum (military standard)
and ears of corn greets the emperor on the occasion of his visit to the city
Billon (silver alloy) tetradrachm of Hadrian minted in Alexandria in year 15 (AD130-131), obverse=head
of emperor, reverse =Alexandria/ Alexander wearing the elephant scalp and bearing and the vexillum (military standard)
and ears of corn greets the emperor on the occasion of his visit to the city
Bronze drachm of Hadrian minted in Alexandria in year 18 (AD133-134), obverse=head of emperor,
Isis Pharia with a billowing sail and the Pharos lighthouse surmounted by a statue and with Tritons (fish-tailed sons
of Poseidon) on the stage below
Bronze drachm of Hadrian minted in Alexandria in year 16 (AD131-132), obverse=head of emperor,
reverse=emperor in a quadriga (four-horse chariot)
Bronze drachm of Hadrian minted in Alexandria in year 14 (AD129-130), obverse=head of emperor,
reverse =Alexandria/ Alexander wearing the elephant scalp greets the emperor arriving in Alexandria in a quadriga
Bronze drachm of Hadrian minted in Alexandria in year 15 (AD130-131), obverse=head of emperor,
reverse =Alexandria/ Alexander wearing the elephant scalp greets the emperor arriving in Alexandria in a quadriga
Bronze drachm of Hadrian minted in Alexandria (year 17, AD132-133), obverse=head of emperor,
reverse =Triptolemus/ Alexander wearing the elephant scalp and riding in a serpent biga (two-beast chariot), the serpents
wear the skhent crown of upper and lower Egypt
Billon tetradrachm of Hadrian minted in Alexandria (year 21, AD136-137), obverse=head of emperor,
reverse =Triptolemus/ Alexander wearing the elephant scalp and riding in a serpent biga (two-beast chariot)
Billon (silver alloy) tetradrachm of Nero minted in Alexandria in year 12 (AD66-67), obverse= head of emperor,
reverse =Alexandria/ Alexander wearing the elephant scalp
 
Billon (silver alloy) tetradrachm of Otho minted in Alexandria in year 1 (AD69), obverse=head of emperor,
reverse =Alexandria/ Alexander wearing the elephant scalp with legend ALEXANDREA
Bronze of Ptolemy V Epiphanes minted in Alexandria between 204-180BC, Obverse=Head of Alexander wearing
elephant scalp, reverse=eagle holding a thunderbolt with legend PTOLEMAIOU BASILEOS (�of King Ptolemy�)
Bronze diobol of Vespasian minted in Alexandria in year 8 (AD76-77), obverse=head of emperor,
reverse= Alexandria/ Alexander wearing the elephant scalp
Billon (silver alloy) tetradrachm of Vespasian minted in Alexandria in year 2 (AD70), obverse=head of
emperor, reverse =Alexandria/ Alexander wearing the elephant scalp, bearing a vexillum and holding out a victor�s wreath
with legend ALEXANDREIA
A superb example of a billon tetradrachm of Hadrian minted in Alexandria in year 15 (AD130-131), obverse is the head of the emperor, reverse shows Alexander personifying Alexandria, wearing the elephant scalp and bearing and the vexillum (military standard) and ears of corn, greeting the emperor on the occasion of his visit to the city
HadrianElefBustTet.jpg A billon tetradrachm of Hadrian minted in Alexandria in AD125-126 (L DEKATOU = of the tenth year), obverse is the head of the emperor, reverse is a bust of Alexander personifying Alexandria. Macedonian bronze coin of chalkon or dichalkon weight (2.3g); shield obverse with the royal starburst on the boss/episema; helm reverse inscribed BA; minted under Alexander the Great or Antigonus Gonatus or during the Interregnum of 288-277BC Silver tetradrachm of Ptolemy Soter wearing the diadem as king of Egypt by the famous Delta engraver (symbol behind the ear) with an eagle grasping a thunderbolt on the reverse and the legend PTOLEMAIOU BASILEOS, minted in Alexandria between 305-285BC Alexandrian dichalkon coin minted under Trajan and depicting and eight-rayed star on its reverse Bronze drachm of Hadrian minted in Alexandria in year 15 (AD130-131) Alexandria/Alexander wearing the elephant scalp greets the emperor arriving in Alexandria in a quadriga with Nike overhead about to wreath the emperor Billon tetradrachm coin of the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius minted in Alexandria in the 21st year of his reign (~AD158) � the reverse depicts the Genius of Alexandria in the guise of Alexander the Great, its Founder
   
Bronze drachm coin of the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius minted in Alexandria in the 12th year of his reign (~AD148) � the reverse depicts Isis Pharia holding a sistrum and billowing sail standing to the left of the Pharos lighthouse Billon tetradrachm coin of the Roman Emperor Severus Alexander minted in Alexandria in the 12th year of his reign (AD232-3) � the reverse depicts the Genius of Alexandria (i.e. Alexander the Great) bearing corn ears symbolising the supply of Egyptian corn to Rome via Alexandria and with a palm leaf Billon tetradrachm of Hadrian minted in Alexandria in Year 6 of the emperor (AD121-122), the reverse depicts the genius of Alexandria (Alexander the Great) wearing his traditional elephant-scalp headdress A silver tetradrachm of Alexander the Great minted at Amphipolis between 325-324BC during Alexander’s lifetime probably in order to pay off veteran troops retiring to Macedonia.    

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