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591784
Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1784. Estimate $1250. 
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. (20.70 gm). Year 10 (=146/147 AD). AVT K T AIL AÐP ANTWNEINOC CEB EVC, laureate head right / Herakles and the Augean stables: [L] ÐEKATO-V, Herakles standing right, nude but for lion's skin draped over his left shoulder, advancing right with his arms extended to a fountain (built within rocks?), the spigot in the form of a human head which spouts water into a shallow vase; inside the vase, a rake. Köln 1540; Dattari 2606; Milne 1912; Voegtli 12r; Cornell 129 (this coin). VF, brown patina with touches of green. ($1250)

From the David Simpson Collection. Ex Spink's Numismatic Circular (April 1983), no. 1794.