Alexandria

Founded by Alexander the Great, in 331 BC, it was widely used for shipping. After its foundation, Alexandria became the seat of the Ptolemaic rulers of Egypt, and quickly grew to be one of the greatest cities of the Hellenistic world, second only to Rome in size and wealth. It fell to the Arabs in 641 AD, and a new capital of Egypt, Fustat, was founded on the Nile. After Alexandria's status as the country's capital ended, it fell into a long decline, which by the late Ottoman period, had seen it reduced to little more than a small fishing village.

Ptolemy IV Hover to enlarge Ptolemy IV

Ptolemy IV
221 to 205 BC
Mint: Alexandria
Obvs: Zeus Amon right
Revs: ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, Eagle on thunderbolt. Cornucopia to left
AE 35mm, 31.0g
$149.00
Order # G197
Svoronos 1127

Ptolemy III Hover to enlarge Ptolemy III

Ptolemy III
246 to 222 BC
Mint: Alexandria
AE 42
Obvs: Zeus Amon right wearing tainia.
Revs: ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, Eagle on thunderbolt. Cornucopia in field to left, Chi-Rho between legs.
42mm, 69.07g
$950.00
Order # G 251
Ref: Svoronos 964, SNG Cop 171

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Constantine I Hover to enlarge Constantine I

Constantine I
Alexandria mint
337 to 340 AD (posthumous)
AE 4
Obvs: DV CONSTANTINVS PT AVGG
Revs: No inscription, Constantine in quadriga with the hand of God extending out of the sky to receive him. SMALr in ex
16mm, 1.7g
$89.00
Order # RI 122
Ref: RIC VIII.539.12

Constantine I Hover to enlarge Constantine I

Constantine I
Alexandria mint
337 to 348 AD (posthumous)
AE 4
Obvs: DV CONSTANTINVS PT AVGG
Revs: VN MR, Constantine veiled. SMALB in ex
16mm, 2.0g
$65.00
Order # RI 123
Ref: RIC VIII.541.32

Constantine I Hover to enlarge Constantine I

Constantine I
Alexandria mint
347 to 348 AD (posthumous)
AE 4
Obvs: DV CONSTANTINVS PT AVGG
Revs: No inscription, Constantine in quadriga with the hand of God extending out of the sky to receive him. SMAL in ex
16mm, 1.5g
$55.00
Order # RI 125
RIC VIII.541.32

Heraclius Hover to enlarge Heraclius

Heraclius
Mint: Alexandria
610 to 641 AD
AE 12 Nummi
Obvs: Draped and cuirassed bust facing, wearing crown surmounted by cross within crescent. Eight-rayed star to left, crescent to right.
Revs: Large IB, cross on globe between. AΛЄΞ
18mm, 6.38g
$200.00
Order # B 276
Ref: Sear 855

Great Persecution Hover to enlarge Great Persecution

Great Persecution
305 to 313 AD
Alexandria mint
Obvs: DEO SARAPIDI, Bearded bust of Sarapis right, wearing modius.
Revs: SANCTO NILO. River-god Nile reclining left, holding reed and cornucopia, resting on hippopotamus, crocodile or sphinx to right. ALE
AE 12x13mm, 1.22g
$0.00
Order # RI 221
Ref: Vagi 2960; Van Heesch 8

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