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Triton XXI, Lot: 35. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Titus. AD 79-81. BI Tetradrachm (27mm, 12.41 g, 12h). Dated RY 2 (AD 79/80). ΑVΤΟΚ TITOV ΚΑΙΣ ΟVΕΣΠΑΣΙΑΝΟV ΣΕΒ, laureate head right / OMO NOIA, Homonoia seated left, holding an olive branch with her extended right hand, resting her left elbow on the chair’s armrest; L B (date) to left. Köln 317-8; Dattari (Savio) 422; K&G 22.2; RPC II 2463; Emmett 233.2; Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 35 (this coin). Good VF, toned, a touch of porosity. Rare. Excellent portrait.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Philip DeVicci Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 53, 15 March 2000), lot 1202; West Coast/Lloyd Beauchaine Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 41, 19 March 1997), lot 1109; Joel L. Malter & Company 1 (9 November 1973), lot 261.