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Ex Wetterstrom, Meyer-Coloniensis, & Dattari Collections

Triton XXI, Lot: 51. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $2250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Trajan. AD 98-117. Æ Drachm (38mm, 29.07 g, 12h). Dated RY 13 (AD 109/110). AVT [TP]AIAN CЄB ΓЄPM ∆AKIK, laureate and draped bust right / Trajan, holding eagle-tipped scepter and branch, driving quadriga right; L IΓ (date) above. Köln –; Dattari (Savio) 747 (this coin); K&G 27.260; RPC III 4385.1/2 (this coin); Emmett 459.13 (R4); Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 52 (this coin). Near EF, primarily pale green patina with some areas of reddish brown. Struck on an unusually large flan. Exceptional quality. Extremely rare type for this regnal year, the authors of RPC cite only two specimens, this coin and an example in the Vatican, no. 261.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Kerry K. Wetterstrom Collection (Classical Numismatic Auctions XIII, 4 December 1990), lot 31; Dr. Meyer-Coloniensis Colllection (Münz Zentrum 64, 15 April 1988), lot 221, purchased in 1976 from Münz Zentrum; Giovanni Dattari Collection, no. 747.