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Triton XXI, Lot: 6. Estimate $500.
Sold for $350. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Claudius, with Antonia. AD 41-54. BI Tetradrachm (25mm, 13.24 g, 12h). Dated RY 2 (AD 41/42). [TI] KΛAY∆I KAIΣ ΣEBA ΓEPMANI AYTOKP, laureate head of Claudius right; L B (date) below chin / ΑΝΤΩΝΙΑ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ, draped bust of Antonia right. Köln 62-3; Dattari 114; K&G 12.3; RPC I 5117; Emmett 73.2; Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 9 (this coin). Good VF, toned. Nice silver content.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Empire Coins 8 (7 December 1987), lot 315.

This tetradrachm type was only issued during the first three regnal years of Claudius’ reign, and honors his deceased mother, Antonia Minor. Claudius bestowed the title of Augusta (ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ) posthumously on Antonia in AD 41, who was the daughter of Mark Antony and Octavia, Augustus’ sister.