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CNG 91, Lot: 722. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Trajan. AD 98-117. Æ Drachm (34mm, 22.80 g, 12h). Dated RY 16(?) (AD 112/3). [AYT TPAIAN C]ЄB ΓЄPM ΔAKIK, laureate and cuirassed bust right, wearing aegis / Helios-Sarapis, holding scepter and raising hand, in galloping quadriga right; uncertain attribute above horses; [RY date in exergue]. Köln -; cf. Dattari (Savio) 6924; K&G -. Good VF, dark green patina with traces of earthen deposits. Very rare.

Although the obverse type is known on coins dated RY 16-20, it is only verifiably datable to RY 16 with this particular reverse type.