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CNG 91, Lot: 760. Estimate $300.
Sold for $575. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ Drachm (32mm, 24.72 g, 12h). Dated RY 5 (AD 141/2). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Winged and draped bust of Nike right, holding filleted palm frond; L Є (date) to left. Köln -; Dattari (Savio) 2691; K&G -. Fine, dark red-brown patina with patches of hard verdigris, edge split. Extremely rare reverse type.

From the Greenpoint Collection. Ex Garth R. Drewry Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 69, 8 June 2005), lot 1292.