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269 Claudius II Roman Egypt Alexandria Tetradrachm Hermanubis Bust NGC AU (18063004C)

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  • Dated Emperor Claudius II Roman Egypt tetradrachm.
  • Dated to the 2nd (B) Alexandrian regnal year = 269/70 AD.
  • NGC Certified to AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5.
  • Emperor draped bust right.
  • 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).
  • 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.