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Sale: Nomos 6, Lot: 142. Estimate CHF900. 
Closing Date: Monday, 7 May 2012. 
Sold For CHF1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Alexandria, Egypt. Hadrian. 117-138. Drachm (Bronze, 36mm, 25.73 g 12), year 19 = 134/135. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙC ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CΕΒ Laureate head of Hadrian to left. Rev. L ΕΝΝΕΑ Κ Δ Eagle with closed wings standing right. BMC -. Dattari 2016. Milne -. Geissen -. Very rare. Dark brown patina. Lightly smoothed, but very well preserved and, otherwise, good very fine.

From the M Collection, ex Lanz 123, 30 May 2005, 587.

The eagle on the reverse of this coin harks back to those of the Ptolemies, rather than the imperial ones of Rome.