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Ancient Rome Nero Alexandria Tetradrachm with Eagle  64AD
Ancient Rome Nero Alexandria Tetradrachm with Eagle 64AD

Billon is low-grade silver, and these tetradrachm of Nero are usually seen in billon or, perhaps, high grade billon (if there is such a thing!) They are from the Roman provincial capital Alexandria in Egypt. Typical catalog values depend strongly on porosity, strike and overall eye appeal.

worn: $75 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $150
well preserved: $300

The coin in our picture qualifies for the 'average circulated' rating. I have seen nicer looking specimens sell near the $300 mark. To reach high levels, the eye appeal must be very strong and the strike complete, so you can clearly see the aegis.

Coin: 18409 , Genre: Ancient
Requested by: ciro, Sat, 13-Dec-2014 11:58:22 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 15-Dec-2014 15:01:34 GMT
Requester description: radiate bust right wearing aegis.
Eagle standing left, palm over shoulder, LIA in field to left.
Tags: ancient rome nero alexandria tetradrachm eagle romana roman romanorum romen romanorvm roma alexandra dekadrachm decadrachma tetradrachma tetradrachme decadrachm octadrachm dekadrachma eaglets egals egal eagles eagel radiate ray aegis standing stand palm shoulder lia field beams radiating radiates beam rays radiant stands palmetto fronds palms frond feild fields hawk falcon tree pine oak

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