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89001440
Triton XV, Lot: 1440. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $12000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Severus Alexander. AD 222-235. Æ Drachm (35mm, 23.63 g, 12h). Dated RY 10 (AD 230/1). A KAI MAP AYP CЄY A ΛЄΞNΔPOC ЄYCЄ, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander right / Diademed heroic bust of Asclepius right, with slight drapery; palm frond to left; to right, L I (date) above serpent-entwined staff. Köln -; Dattari 4421 var. (date to left); K&G 62.131 var. (same); Milne -; Emmett -; BMC 1705 var. (obv. legend). EF, brown patina, some minor surface roughness. Exceptional busts of both Severus Alexander and Asclepius. Very rare type.


Ex Marcel Jungfleisch Collection (Part II, Sotheby’s, 9 March 1972), lot 169.