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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1776. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. Æ Drachm. (22.73 gm). Year 4 (=140/141 AD). [AVT K] T AIL AÐP ANT[WNEINOC] CE-B, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Herakles and the cattle of Geryon: L [Ð], Herakles standing left, holding club and lion's skin with his left arm; two charging bulls left and Herakles grasping a horn of the closest; below, the dead body of Geryon prostrate left. Köln 1350 (same dies); Dattari 2619 (same dies); pl. XV; Milne -; Voegtli 12l; Cornell 125 (this coin). Fine, brown patina with touches of green, casting flan flaw, rare. ($1000)

From the David Simpson Collection. Ex Kerry K. Wetterstrom Collection (Classical Numismatic Auctions Sale XIII (4 December 1990), lot 207.