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Triton XXI, Lot: 46. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Trajan. AD 98-117. Æ Drachm (37mm, 27.32 g, 12h). Dated RY 11 (AD 107/108). AV[T T]PAIAN CЄ B ΓЄPM ∆AKIK, laureate and draped bust right / Trajan, laureate and wearing military attire, holding a horizontal spear, riding galloping horse right; L IA (date) in exergue. Köln –; Dattari (Savio) 722 (this coin); K&G 27.98; RPC III 4219.1/3 (this coin, illustrated on pl. 186); Emmett 470.11 (R5); Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 49 (this coin). Good VF, attractive green and brown patina. Extremely rare, the authors of RPC cite only three specimens, this coin and two in the Ashmolean Museum.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection, purchased from Renzo Canavesi, Sagno, 1996. Ex Renzo Canavesi Collection (Sagno); Dr. Piero Beretta Collection (Milan); Giovanni Dattari Collection, no. 722.