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Triton XXI, Lot: 44. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Trajan. AD 98-117. Æ Drachm (35mm, 31.25 g, 12h). Dated RY 11 (AD 107/108). AVT TPAIAN CЄ B ΓЄPM ∆AKIK, laureate and draped bust right / Trajan, holding eagle-tipped scepter and branch, driving quadriga of elephants right; L IA (date) in exergue. Köln –; Dattari (Savio) 6930 (this coin); K&G 27.94; RPC III 4223.1/10 (this coin, illustrated on pl. 186); Emmett 462.11; Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 48 (this coin). Good VF, dark brown surfaces with touches of green, minor pitting. While not a rare type for this regnal year, this coin is superior to most of the known specimens.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection, purchased from Athos Moretti, Bellinzona, February 1987. Ex Athos Moretti Collection (Bellinzona); Giovanni Dattari Collection, no. 6930.