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364, Lot: 544. Estimate $100.
Sold for $500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian. AD 117-138. Æ Drachm (35mm, 23.03 g, 11h). Dated RY 14 (129/30 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Athena standing facing, head left, holding owl and shield; L I-Δ (date) across field. Köln 1007; Dattari (Savio) 7575; K&G 32.479; Emmett 923.14 (R5). Near VF, reddish-brown patina, some roughness. Rare variety with Athena holding an owl instead of Nike.

From a Hungarian Collection formed primarily in the 1930s.