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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1781. Estimate $500. 
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. (24.59 gm). Year 10 (=146/147 AD). AVT K T AIL AÐP ANTWNEINOC CEB EVC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Herakles and the Lernaean hydra: [L ÐEKA]-TOV, Herakles standing right, viewed slightly from behind, nude but for lion's skin draped over left shoulder, holding club with his right hand over his left shoulder and preparing to strike Hydra (with female upper-body); in defense Hydra extends an appendage, ending with serpents, toward Herakles. Köln 1537 (same dies); Dattari 2600; Milne -; Voegtli 2r (same reverse die); Cornell 127 (this coin). Fine, brown patina, rough. ($500)

From the David Simpson Collection. Ex Münzen und Medaillen Liste 527 (November-December 1989), no. 132.