Alexander tetradrachm

topic posted Thu, March 20, 2008 - 2:09 PM by  Peter
i thought i give this forum a shot, since all my research has yielded nothing so far.

i'm looking to identify the mint for an Alexandrian tet i purchased many years ago. i have tried Forvm, but without much luck so far. perhaps someone here can help?
and sorry, but i have no image to share.

it grades aEF, of fine style and well centered with a beautiful blue tone.
it is a lifetime issue, with no emblem beneath the throne, but with an eagle's head facing left in the field near Zeus' knee.
the dealer i bought it from attributed it to the Amphipolis mint, however i have never found anything to corroborate this, nor have i seen another like it.

is anyone familiar enough with these issues to verify or condemn this attribution?

thank you in advance for any possible help with this. :)
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  • Re: Alexander tetradrachm

    Thu, March 20, 2008 - 4:52 PM
    The database I've got shows Domitius Alexander as having lived in Carthage. That would make it Roman, and presumably, you're discussing a Greek coin.

    Perhaps you could compare it to the photos posted here:

    Good luck.
    • Re: Alexander tetradrachm

      Thu, March 20, 2008 - 5:23 PM
      Kurt, you are my hero!

      i have been to countless websites and online archives looking for this coin. i have even been to Barakat in the past looking for Hekate coins, but didn't think of it for this search.
      many of the experts at various ancient forums have been unable to give an answer either.

      anyway, THIS is the coin i have been looking for...

      many, many thanks for the help!
      • Re: Alexander tetradrachm

        Fri, March 21, 2008 - 4:24 PM
        I'm happy to have pointed you in the right direction. I wish I'd been able to identify it directly for you!

        Reality tells me that I don't know jack about the ancients (I only have four or five in my collection, all Roman and they're in terrible condition).

        I have to say that THIS is the sort of thing that Social Networks (like Tribe and others) are good for.

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