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Exceptional Bust of Kronos

CNG 91, Lot: 757. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ Drachm (34mm, 26.35 g, 1h). Dated RY 4 (AD 140/1). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Veiled and draped bust of Kronos right, wearing disk atop head; harpa to right; L Δ (date) across field. Köln -; Dattari (Savio) 8583 (same rev. die); K&G -. VF, red and dark gray-brown patina, minor porosity on obverse. Extremely rare. Exceptional bust of Kronos.

From the Greenpoint Collection, acquired from Frank Kovacs.