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Triton XXI, Lot: 82. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $2250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian. AD 117-138. Æ Drachm (35mm, 27.15 g, 12h). Dated RY 19 (AD 134/135). AVT KAIC TPAIAN A∆PIANOC CЄB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Artemis advancing right, wearing chiton and peplos, holding a bow with her left hand, and grasping the forelegs of a stag with her right hand; L ЄN NЄAKΔ (date) around. Köln 1163; Dattari (Savio) 1615 (this coin – reverse illustrated on pl. IX of 1901 catalogue); K&G 32.634; RPC III 5955/18 (this coin, illustrated on pl. 296); Emmett 916.19 (R5); Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 75 (this coin). Good VF, thick reddish brown and green patina. Very rare, only two well-worn examples in CoinArchives.

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. 1615.