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Triton XXI, Lot: 58. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $1900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian. AD 117-138. BI Tetradrachm (24mm, 13.65 g, 12h). Dated RY 10 (AD 125/126). AVT KAI TPAI A∆PIA CЄB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Agathodaimon serpent erect right, wearing skhent, with a grain ear in its coils and facing the Uraeus serpent erect left, wearing horns and disc, with a grain ear in its coils; L ∆E KAT OV (date) around. Köln 895; Dattari (Savio) 1550; K&G 32.336; RPC III 5596/44 (this coin); Emmett 804.10; Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 58 (this coin). EF, toned. Exceptional quality for this relatively common issue.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Numismatic Art & Ancient Coins FPL 6 (Zürich, Fall 1988), lot 211.