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10700052
Triton XXI, Lot: 52. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Trajan. AD 98-117. Æ Drachm (34mm, 19.59 g, 12h). Dated RY 16 (AD 112/113). AV T TPAIA N CЄB ΓЄPM ΔΑΚ[IK], laureate heroic bust right, wearing aegis / Trajan, nude but for cloak over his shoulders, standing facing, head left, holding a phiale in his extended right hand and a vertical scepter with his left hand; to his right, Roma standing facing, head left, cradling a parazonium with her left arm and crowning the emperor with her right hand; to far right, a shield; [L I] ς (date) across field. Köln 618; Dattari (Savio) 789 (this coin); K&G 27.480; RPC III 4723/2 (this coin–provenance to Künker 124 is incorrect); Emmett 480.16; Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 44 (this coin). Good VF, reddish brown and green patina, a natural pit in left reverse field. Extremely rare, one of two known of this variety with the shield to the far right, the other being the Köln specimen.


From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Giovanni Dattari Collection, no. 789.