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187 NGC VF Commodus Roman Egypt Tetradrachm Alexandria Crowning Emperor (21092003C)

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  • Very Fine Roman Egypt billon tetradrachm coin.
  • Struck for Emperor Commodus, son of Marcus Aurelius. 
  • Minted in the Emperor's 28th Alexandrian year = 187/8 CE.
  • Emmett: 2537/28.
  • Certified by NGC to VF.
  • Obverse: laureate head of emperor facing right.
  • Reverse: Emperor standing left holding scepter being crowned by Alexandria wearing crown standing left, surrounded by date letters L K H = 28.
  • Alexandria was the personification of the Egyptian city of Alexandria & is depicted wearing a crown of city towers.
  • This reverse type appears to be commemorative in nature, perhaps in connection with Commodus being awarded Pater Senatus.