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Triton XXI, Lot: 94. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Sabina. Augusta, AD 128-136/7. BI Tetradrachm (23mm, 12.88 g, 12h). Dated RY 15 (AD 130/131). CABЄINA CЄBACTH, draped bust right of Sabina, wearing stephane (or perhaps her hair is pulled into a braid, almost like a diadem), her hair pulled into a queue down her neck / CABЄINA CЄBACTH, Sabina, as Demeter, seated left, holding two grain ears with her extended right hand and a long scepter with her left; L IE (date) in upper left field. Köln 1262; Dattari (Savio) 2066 (this coin); K&G 33.3; RPC III 5774/13 (this coin); Emmett 1334.15; Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 94 (this coin). EF, toned, light porosity. Very rare bust type for Sabina, with only three appearing on CoinArchives.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection, purchased from Athos Moretti, Bellinzona, May 1987. Ex Athos Moretti Collection (Bellinzona); Giuseppe Nascia Collection (Milan); Giovanni Dattari Collection, no. 2066.

Unlike the previous coin, this coin is consistent in the spelling of CABЄINA between the obverse and reverse.