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Triton XXI, Lot: 65. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian. AD 117-138. Æ Diobol (25mm, 9.49 g, 12h). Dated RY 14 (AD 129/130). AVT KAI TPAI A∆PIA CЄB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing facing, head left, holding rudder with her right hand, and cradling a cornucopia with her left arm; L I∆ (date) to upper left. Köln 1021; Dattari (Savio) 1851; K&G 32.497; RPC III 5756/28 (this coin); Emmett 1144.14; Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 84 (this coin). Superb EF, wonderful dark brown to black patina. Exceptional, and certainly one of the finest known.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection, purchased from Italo Vecchi, London, September 1992.