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Triton XXI, Lot: 19. Estimate $500.
Sold for $550. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Nero. AD 54-68. BI Tetradrachm (25mm, 12.92 g, 12h). Dated RY 14 (AD 67/68). NE[PΩ KΛAV K]AIΣ ΣEB ΓEP AV, radiate bust left, wearing aegis; L I∆ (date) below chin / H[PA] APΓEIA, diademed, veiled, and draped bust of Hera right; star below chin. Köln 200-1; Dattari (Savio) 236; K&G 14.110 corr. (obv. legend); RPC I 5315; Emmett 122.13; Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 19 (this coin). EF, toned. Nice metal quality. Exceptional bust of Nero.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Auctions IV (21 September 1988), lot 261.

An interesting coin that has been overstruck on the Apollo Aktios type (RPC I 5317), with Apollo’s quiver behind his shoulder visible. Also, AKTIOΣ is faintly visible beneath HPA. This coin is part of the series that commemorates Nero’s visit to Greece in AD 66-67.