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269 NGC AU 5/5 Claudius II Roman Egypt Alexandria Tetradrachm Hermanubis Bust Pedigree (21090503C)

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  • Almost Uncirculated Emperor Claudius II Roman Egypt Alexandria tetradrachm coin.
  • Dated to the Emperor's 2nd (year letter B) Alexandrian regnal year = 269/70 CE.
  • NGC Certified to AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5, 9.1g.
  • Rare grade & extremely rare subgrades!!
  • Obverse: Emperor draped bust right.
  • Reverse: Hermanubis bust wearing modius with lotus-petal in front; before winged caduceus and palm-branch combined.
  • Emmett 3883/2 (only year of issue for type).
  • Pedigree: Ex. CNA (precursor to CNG) sale VII, May 1989, Lot 191. 
  • Hermes' and Anubis's similar responsibilities (they were both conductors of souls) led to the god Hermanubis. He was popular during the period of Roman domination over Egypt. Depicted as having a human body and jackal head, with the sacred caduceus that belonged to the Greek god Hermes, he represented the Egyptian priesthood, engaged in the investigation of truth.