EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Antoninus Pius AD 138-161.AE.Drachma.struck AD 149/50.~#~.Nilus reclining on Crocodile.

Ancient Coins - EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Antoninus Pius AD 138-161.AE.Drachma.struck AD 149/50.~#~.Nilus reclining on Crocodile.
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EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Antoninus Pius AD 138-161.AE.Drachma.struck AD 149/50. ( 26.29g, 35mm, 12h)
 
Laurate and bearded bust right of Antoninus Pius.
Reverse.L TPICKAI IS ( regnal year 13, followed by number 16 ), Nilus recling right on crocodile, crowned with lotus, holding in right hand reed and in left cornocopiae.
Ref:BMC Alexandria.-SNG Cop.- 
Better than very fine, attritive brown patina. RARE.
 
This coin not only records the regnal year but also the number of cubits the river Nile rose, IC = 16 cubits  
 
 
Ex Bonhams London sale 18th June 2000, part lot 239.
Preis SKU: RPC1538
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