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591775
Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1775. Estimate $2500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $2200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. Æ Drachm (23.74 gm). Year 4 (=140/141 AD). AYT [K T A]IL ADR ANTWNEINOC EYC-[E]B, laureate head right / Herakles and the monster Echidna: TETA-[P]TOY, Herakles, nude except for lion's skin around neck, advancing left, brandishing club over head and extending left arm from which several serpents dangle; anguipede giantess right at his feet to left, extending left hand and holding breast with right. Köln 1347; Dattari 2597, pl. XV; Milne 1681b; Voegtli 12e; Cornell 126 (this coin). EF for wear, green-brown patina, edge damaged in antiquity. ($2500)

From the David Simpson Collection. Ex Garrett Collection, pt. I (Numismatic Fine Arts/Bank Leu, 16-18 May 1984), lot 801.