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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1787. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. Æ Drachm. (23.95 gm). Year 21 (=157/158 AD). [AVT K T AIL AÐP] ANTWNEINOC CE-[B EVC], laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Herakles and Antaeus: [L] K/A, Herakles standing facing, head left, leaning right and wrestling Antaeus; he lifts Antaeus up into the air by the waist while Antaeus tries to break his grip; in lower left field, club. Köln -; Dattari 2603 corr., pl. XV (misdescribed as LKÐ); Milne -; Voegtli pl. 17, b var. (different date); Cornell 1311 (this coin). VF, dark brown patina. ($750)

From the David Simpson Collection. Ex Numismatic Fine Arts (18 October 1990), lot 2408. For the story of Herakles and Antaeus, see lot 1709.