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Triton XXI, Lot: 53. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Trajan. AD 98-117. Æ Drachm (33mm, 16.55 g, 12h). Dated RY 17 (AD 113/114). AVT TPAIAN CЄB ΓЄPM ∆AKIK, laureate heroic bust right, with slight drapery / Zeus, holding thunderbolt(?), reclining left on eagle standing right on thunderbolt, head left, with wings spread; L IZ (date) to lower right. Köln –; Dattari (Savio) 1079 (this coin); K&G 27.566; RPC III 4816.2/1 (this coin); Emmett 616.17; Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 55 (this coin). Near EF, dark brown patina with areas of green and red, a few minor cleaning scratches on the reverse. Extremely rare, the only specimen for this obverse variety cited by the authors of RPC.

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. 1079.