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CNG 91, Lot: 754. Estimate $500.
Sold for $320. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Aelius. Caesar, AD 136-138. Æ Drachm (34mm, 18.27 g, 12h). Struck AD 137. Bareheaded and draped bust right / Homonoia enthroned left, holding phiale and leaning on cornucopia set on ground. Köln 1274 var. (holding cornucopia); Dattari (Savio) 2076; K&G 34.4. Good VF, brown surfaces, minor roughness, a few pits and edge splits, traces of green deposits.

From the Greenpoint Collection.

One of a few Roman Egyptian coins to date from the Roman consulship instead of the regnal year of the reigning emperor.