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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1779. Estimate $1250. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. Æ Drachm. (23.07 gm). Year 5 (=141/142 AD). [AVT] K T AIL AÐP ANTWNEINOC EVC [CEB], laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Herakles and the mares of Diomedes: [E L], Herakles standing left, nude but for lion's skin over his right shoulder and billowing out behind him, holds the bridle of one of the mares of Diomedes with his left hand and prepares to strike it with his club in his right hand, fallen mare before him on the ground; behind Herakles, forepart of Diomedes laying face down. Köln -; Dattari -; Milne 1715 var. (obverse legend); Voegtli 5d, 12l = Cornell 124 (this coin). Fine, brown patina with touches of green, casting flan flaw, rare. ($1250)

From the David Simpson Collection. Ex Kerry K. Wetterstrom Collection (Classical Numismatic Auctions Sale XIII (4 December 1990), lot 204; Bowers and Ruddy Galleries List (Summer 1981), no. 61; Münzen und Medaillen Auktion 46 (28 April 1972), lot 208; Münzen und Medaillen Liste 263 (April 1966), no. 42; Münzen und Medaillen Liste 200 (May 1960), no. 43.