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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Coin ID #11646

Alexandreia (AD 75-125) AE 16

Imperial Times, late 1st or early 2nd century AD. AE16 (4.09g). AΛЄΞANΔPЄWN, laureate bust of Poseidon right / KAT ICCON, dolphin around trident. Very rare. VF.

Alexandria ad Issum was founded by Alexander in 333 BC, about 35 km south of the Issos battlefield, to guard the Syrian gates (a mountain pass connecting the cilician coast with inland Syria) while he was advancing to Egypt. The small city issued few coins, some under Antiochos IV and some in imperial times, all of which are rare today.

File information
City/Mint name:Alexandreia ad Issos
Keywords:roman / bronze
References:SNG Levante 1840 (same obverse die); SNG BN -
Valuation:Auctiones eAuc. 19 (10/2013), lot 48 (CHF 130 + comm)
Photo courtesy of:Auctiones GmbH -
Filesize:162 KiB
Date added:Jul 01, 2014
Dimensions:575 x 300 pixels
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