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Triton XXI, Lot: 3. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. Æ Obol – 40 Drachmai (21mm, 8.46 g, 12h). First series, struck circa 30-28 BC. ΘΕΟΥ ΥΙΟΥ, bare head right / [ΚΑΙC]ΑΡΟC ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑ[ΤΟΡΟC], eagle standing left on thunderbolt; cornucopia to left, M to right. Köln 2; Dattari (Savio) 3; K&G 2.10; RPC I 5002; Emmett 2; Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 3 (this coin). VF, dark brown patina with touches of green. Exceptional for issue, and very rare.


From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Vecchi 9 (4 December 1997), lot 363.