Time of Julian II, AE 4, Alexandria

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Festival of Isis Coinage (Mid 4th Century AD) AE 16, Alexandria. Obverse: Draped bust of Serapis facing right, wearing modius, DEO SANCTO SERAPIDI. Reverse: The River Nile reclining left, leaning…
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Description

Festival of Isis Coinage (Mid 4th Century AD) AE 16, Alexandria.

Obverse: Draped bust of Serapis facing right, wearing modius, DEO SANCTO SERAPIDI.
Reverse: The River Nile reclining left, leaning on rocks and holding reed and cornucopia, DEO SANCTO NILO / Γ / ALE.

(Alfoldi 35, Vagi 3384).

1.6g

About extremely fine and attractively patinated. Very rare.

These very rare and enigmatic issues are believed to have been struck during the middle of the 4th Century AD. They celebrate ‘The Sacred Serapis, and The Sacred Nile’ and were probably issued to celebrate the Festival of Isis, which heralded the annual arrival of the ‘Ship of Isis’ at Alexandria.

Specification

Period c 350 - 350 BC
Date c. mid 4th Century AD
Coin Group

Ancient Rome

Denomination

Unit

Country

Late Roman Empire

Coin House

Julian the Apostate

Metal

Bronze

Mint Mark

Alexandria

References Alfoldi 35, Vagi 3384
Weight 1.60 g

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