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91000742
CNG 91, Lot: 742. Estimate $200.
Sold for $2100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian. AD 117-138. Æ Drachm (32mm, 25.36 g, 12h). Dated RY 18 (AD 133/4). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Isis Pharia holding a billowing sail with both hands and sailing right toward the Lighthouse of Pharos, which is surmounted by a statue and two Tritons, each blowing a buccinum (sea shell trumpet); L IH (date) above. Köln 1121-2; Dattari (Savio) 1768; K&G 32.588. VF, brown surfaces.


From the Greenpoint Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group XXXI (9 September 1994), lot 1386 (part of).

The great Pharos Lighthouse was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.