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CNG 91, Lot: 779. Estimate $500.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ Drachm (35mm, 31.50 g, 12h). Dated RY 17 (AD 153/4). Laureate and draped bust left / Coiled Serapis-Agathodaimon serpent rising right from ground line; behind, grain ear on either side; L I Z (date) across field. Köln 1721 var. (date placement); Dattari (Savio) 8688 (this coin); K&G 35.594. Good VF, brown and green patina, a couple of edge splits. Very rare.

From the Greenpoint Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 41 (19 March 1997), lot 1185; Auctiones 17 (7 June 1988), lot 411; Giovanni Dattari Collection, 8688.