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CNG 91, Lot: 763. Estimate $300.
Sold for $425. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ Drachm (34mm, 23.63 g, 12h). Dated RY 9 (AD 145/6). Laureate head right / Nilus reclining left, holding reed and cornucopia from which emerges a Genius, holding a wreath to crown Nilus; crocodile below; L ЄNATOV (date) and Iς above. Köln 1521; Dattari (Savio) 2744; K&G 35.315. Near EF, attractive green patina, some earthen highlights.

From the Greenpoint Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group XXXI (9 September 1994), lot 1392; Empire Coins 1 (30 May 1984), lot 62 (where Dennis Kroh commented that this piece is “as nice as these ever come,” which we echo).