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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
591785
Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1785. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. Æ Drachm. (20.39 gm). Year 10 (=146/147 AD). [AV]T K T AIL AÐP [ANTWNEINO-C CEB EVC], laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Herakles and Hippolyte the Amazon's girdle: L ÐEKATOV, Herakles standing right, nude but for lion's skin draped over left shoulder, holding club with left hand over his left shoulder and with right hand he seizes the "Golden Girdle of Ares" from the prostrate Hippolyte on her fallen horse which lies left. Köln 1539 var. (no drapery or cuirass); Dattari 2617; Milne 1915c; Voegtli 12n; Cornell 122 (this coin). Fair, green and brown patina. ($750)

From the David Simpson Collection.