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Triton XXI, Lot: 71. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $950. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian. AD 117-138. Æ Drachm (34mm, 22.07 g, 12h). Dated RY 16 (AD 131/132). AVT KAI TPAI A∆PIA CЄB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Nilus seated left on pile of rocks, holding reed with his extended right hand and cornucopia with his left; crocodile below; L Iς (date) in left field. Köln 1056 var. (placement of date); Dattari (Savio) 1794-5 & 7740-2; K&G 32.519; RPC III 5792/32 (this coin, but should be attributed to RPC III 5791); Emmett 1016.16; Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 66 (this coin). Good VF, attractive dark green patina. Choice for type.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection, purchased from Sarti, Varese, October 1984. Ex Sarti Collection (Varese).