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591786
Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1786. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. Æ Drachm. (27.99 gm). Year 10 (=146/147 AD). [AVT] K T AIL AÐP ANTWNEINOC CEB E[VC], laureate head right / Herakles and the apples of the Hesperides: L ÐEKATOV, Herakles standing right, holding lion's skin and club with left arm, club rests on left shoulder, with right hand he is plucking an apple from a tree of the Hesperides; around trunk of tree, the coiled body of the serpent Ladon dead, an arrow through his head. Köln 1545; Dattari 2604; Milne 1913/1914; Voegtli 7b, 12q (same reverse die); Cornell 130 (this coin). Fine, rough green patina, light smoothing. ($1000)

From the David Simpson Collection.