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Triton XXI, Lot: 80. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $2500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian. AD 117-138. Æ Hemidrachm (29mm, 13.81 g, 12h). Dated RY 18 (AD 133/134). AVT KAIC TPAIAN • A∆PIANOC CЄB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Isis enthroned left, holding a sistrum with her extended right hand and a scepter with her left; I/L H (date) across field. Köln 1116; Dattari (Savio) 1748 (this coin – reverse illustrated on pl. XVII); K&G 32.607; RPC III 5923/31 (this coin); Emmett 1090.18; Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 83 (this coin). EF, attractive reddish brown patina with traces of green. A one-year type for Hadrian.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Kunst und Münzen AG XXII (2 April 1981), lot 303; Giovanni Dattari Collection, no. 1748.