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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1783. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. Æ Drachm. (26.32 gm). Year 10 (=146/147 AD). AVT K T AIL AÐP ANTWN[EINOC] CEB[A]C, laureate head right / Herakles and the Erymanthian boar: L ÐE-KATOV, Herakles standing right, nude but for lion's skin billowing out behind from his shoulders, holding Erymanthian Boar over his left shoulder, its head down, about to cast it down on Eurystheus who is cowering in a bronze jar partly buried; behind Herakles, his club upright. Köln -; Dattari 2596; Milne 1911; Voegtli 3f; Cornell 128 (this coin). VF, green and black patina, obverse heavily smoothed. ($1500)

From the David Simpson Collection. Ex Spink's Numismatic Circular (April 1983), lot 1793.