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Triton XXI, Lot: 91. Estimate $500.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian. AD 117-138. Æ Obol (19mm, 5.06 g, 11h). Dated RY 21 (AD 136/137). AVT KAIC TPA I A∆PIANOC CЄB, laureate head right / Kalathos between two torches; L KA (date) in exergue. Köln 1224; Dattari (Savio) 7849 (this coin); K&G 32.762; RPC III 6244/49 (this coin); Emmett 1166.21; Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 89 (this coin). Near EF, attractive brown surfaces with traces of green and red. Another common type, but in an uncommon state of preservation.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection, purchased from Dr. Piero Beretta, Milan, October 1972. Ex Dr. Piero Beretta Collection (Milan); Giovanni Dattari Collection, no. 7849.