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89001439
Triton XV, Lot: 1439. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian. AD 117-138. Æ Drachm (34mm, 24.09 g, 12h). Dated RY 17 (AD 132/3). AVT KAIC TPAIAN • AΔPIANOC CЄB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Isis Pharia standing right, holding sistrum and billowing sail, before Pharos of Alexandria; L IZ (date) in exergue. Köln 1078 var. (placement of date); Dattari (Savio) 765-6 var. (same); K&G 32.547; Milne -; Emmet 1002; SNG Hunterian 1078 var. (same); BMC 756. Good VF, dark brown patina, green deposits around devices. Choice for type and scarce for this year, particularly so with the date in the exergue.