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CNG 91, Lot: 775. Estimate $200.
Sold for $240. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ Drachm (33mm, 26.15 g, 12h). Dated RY 17 (AD 153/4). Laureate and draped bust right / Altar of Agathodaimon: hexastyle façade with garlanded entablature set on two-tiered base; above, aphlasta on either end; pyre of burning pinecones in center; L I[Z(?)] (date) across field. Cf. Köln 1701; Dattari (Savio) 8865 var. (bust type); K&G 35.595 (this coin, illustrated). VF, green and brown patina, traces of red, areas of minor roughness.

From the Greenpoint Collection.