222-235 AD Severus Alexander Bi Tetradra NGC XF

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Heads You Win: Rare Tetradrachm of Severus Alexander - Less Than Five Known

This double headed tetradrachm of Severus Alexander features a bust of the emperor on one side and a bust of the goddess Selene on the other. It was minted in Alexandria Egypt in 222 - 235 AD. What makes this coin so rare is the use of the actual number 9 in the date - it's that barred circle to the left of the goddess. The Romans were hugely superstitious and the number 9 was the unluckiest of them all. They almost never used the number; they almost always spelled it out! That makes this example extremely rare with less than five known. It grades Extremely Fine (XF) Star by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) with a 5/5 rating for both strike and surface. This coin has resided in two major collections. Now it's your turn!

Year of Issue (Dates May Vary)
Country Roman Empire
Condition Graded
Grade XF
Dimensions 23mm
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