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Translation of legend abbreviations:


Imperator Caesar Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus Pius


year 17

EGYPT, Alexandria.  Antoninus Pius

year 17, CE 153/4

AE drachm

Obv: [AVTKTAIΛAΔPANTωNINOCCEBEVC]; laureate bust right

Rev: eagle standing facing, head left (wreath in beak?); L IZ

Ref:  Emmett 1496(17), R1; Dattari 3094

From a local jewelry store.  The year is best-guess by the general shape of the remaining letters and by process of elimination.  This coin could be either Emmett 1496 (wreath in beak) or 1497 (no wreath in beak).  I think there is a wreath but it is very worn.  1496 year 17 is rated R1 whereas 1497 is R4, making the presence of a wreath statistically more likely.  The only other possible dates for 1496 are 18, 20, and 21.  It must be year 17.  

Since this coin is already extremely worn, it has become my pocket piece. Er, purse piece... and I do keep it in a flip.  Recently I thought it would be fun to take pictures of this coin in various locations while traveling, although perhaps a Hadrian would have been the more logical choice.  :D

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