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10700084
Triton XXI, Lot: 84. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian. AD 117-138. Æ Drachm (35mm, 24.98 g, 12h). Dated RY 19 (AD 134/135). AVT KAIC TPAIAN A∆PIANOC CЄB, laureate head left / Harpokrates of Herakleopolis, kalathos on his head, standing facing, head left, raising his right finger to his mouth, cradling a club with his left arm; altar at feet to left; L ЄNNЄ AKΔ (date) around. Köln 1177; Dattari (Savio) 1730; K&G 32.653; RPC III 6002/11 (this coin); Emmett 979.19; Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 78 (this coin). Good VF, dark brown patina with touches of green and red. Rare with bust left, only one specimen on CoinArchives (CNG E-Sale 286, lot 257), which only graded Fair.


From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex UBS 83 (8 September 2009), lot 238.