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10700099
Triton XXI, Lot: 99. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Antinoüs. Died AD 130. Æ Dichalkon (13mm, 2.27 g, 12h). Dated RY 21 of Hadrian (AD 136/137). Draped bust right, wearing hem-hem crown / Caduceus; L [A]/K (date) across field. Köln –; Dattari (Savio) –; K&G 34a.8; RPC III 6249/8 (this coin, illustrated on pl. 317); Emmett 1349.21 (R5); Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 99 (this coin). VF, brown surfaces with touches of green and red. Extremely rare. The authors of RPC cite eight specimens total, including this coin, for all three years of production (regnal years 19, 20, and 21).


From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Astarte 1 (11 May 1998), lot 255; Kerry K. Wetterstrom Collection (Classical Numismatic Auctions XIII, 4 December 1990), lot 77; Bankhaus Aufhäuser 5 (5 October 1988), lot 292; Leu 33 (3 May 1983), lot 62.

A great rarity, which is indicated by the fact that Giovanni Dattari did not own an example in his massive collection.