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Triton XXI, Lot: 90. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $2400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian. AD 117-138. BI Tetradrachm (25mm, 13.49 g, 12h). Dated RY 21 (AD 136/137). AVT KAIC TPAIA A∆PIANOC CЄB, laureate head right / Triptolemus driving biga of serpents right; L KA (date) around. Köln –; Dattari (Savio) 1487 (this coin); K&G 32.724; RPC III 6138/1 (this coin, illustrated on pl. 310–described in RPC as DS 7477 in error); Emmett 900.21; Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 61 (this coin–described as DS 7478 in error). Near EF, toned. Great metal quality. Well centered and struck.

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. 1487.