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CNG 91, Lot: 786. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $2400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Marcus Aurelius. AD 161-180. Æ Drachm (33mm, 27.38 g, 12h). Dated RY 3 (AD 162/3). Laureate bust right, slight drapery / Nilus seated left on rocks, holding cornucopia and reed; crocodile below; Alexandria standing right, holding wreath and grain ears; L Γ (date) to left. Köln -; Dattari (Savio) 3504; K&G 37.167 (this coin, illustrated). Good VF, dark green-brown patina. Extremely rare.

From the Greenpoint Collection. Ex Triton I (2 December 1997), lot 735; Walter Niggeler Collection (Part 2, Bank Leu/Münzen und Medaillen, 21 October 1966), lot 759; Münzen und Medaillen AG FPL 172 (September 1957), no. 30.