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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1777. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. Æ Drachm. (23.95 gm). Year 5 (=141/142 AD). [AVT K] T AIL AÐP A[NTWNEINO-C CEB EVC], laureate head right / Herakles and the Stymphalian birds: [L] E, Herakles standing right, wearing lion's skin over head and down shoulders behind him, quiver over right shoulder, drawing arrow back in bow and pointing it slightly upwards; before him, three of the Stymphalian birds falling from the sky; behind Herakles, club. Köln -; Dattari -; Milne -; BMC Alexandria pg. 122, 1048; Voegtli pl. 12, i var. (different date); Cornell 121 (this coin). VF, dark brown and green patina, surfaces rough. ($1000)

From the David Simpson Collection. Ex Spink's Numismatic Circular (December 1981), no. 8364.