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255 NGC Ch XF Gallienus Roman Egypt Alexandria Tetradrachm Zeus Head Pedigree (21090203C)

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  • Choice Extremely Fine dated Emperor Gallienus Roman Egypt Alexandria billon tetradrachm coin.
  • 12.61g, Emmett 3744/3.
  • Superb presentation of Zeus!
  • Minted in the Gallienus' 3rd (L Gamma) Alexandrian year = 255/6 CE.
  • Pedigree: Ex CNA (precursor to CNG) Auction XIV, Lot 532, 3/20/91 with ticket.
  • Certified by NGC to Ch XF, strike 4/5, surface 4/5.
  • Obverse: draped and cuirassed bust of Emperor facing right.
  • Reverse: laureate, draped bust of Zeus facing right, date letters L Gamma.
  • Zeus is the god of the sky in ancient Greek mythology. As the chief Greek deity, Zeus is considered the ruler, protector, and father of all gods and humans. Zeus is often depicted as an older man with a beard and is represented by symbols such as the lightning bolt and the eagle.