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Triton XXI, Lot: 36. Estimate $300.
Sold for $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Domitian. AD 81-96. Æ Diobol (25mm, 7.96 g, 12h). Dated RY 2 (AD 82/83). AVTOK ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟΣ Σ[ΕΒ], laureate head right / ΕΤΟΥΣ ΔΕVΤΕΡΟV (date), draped bust of Isis right, wearing taenia and crowned with disk and horns. Köln 329-330; Dattari (Savio) 502; K&G 24.10; RPC II 2482; Emmett 296.2; Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 37 (this coin). Near EF, reddish brown surfaces, small area of roughness on the reverse.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Dr. Busso Peus Nachf. 406 (25 April 2012), lot 600.

For regnal years 2-9 of Domitian’s reign, the dates are spelled out in Greek on the reverse (ΕΤΟΥΣ ΔΕVΤΕΡΟV = Year 2).