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10700103
Triton XXI, Lot: 103. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Aelius. Caesar, AD 136-138. Æ Hemidrachm (28mm, 11.36 g, 12h). Struck AD 137. Λ AIΛI[OC K]AICAP, bareheaded and draped bust right / [Δ]HM ЄΞOY C [Y]ΠAT • B •, Homonoia enthroned left, holding phiale with her extended right hand, her left arm resting on throne’s armrest; cornucopia at side of throne; OMONOIA in exergue. Köln 1273; Dattari (Savio) 2078 & 7995; K&G 34.5; RPC III 6234/26 (this coin, illustrated on pl. 316); Emmett 1352 (R3); Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 165 (this coin). Good VF, dark brown surfaces. Very rare denomination for Aelius, and this is an exceptional example.


From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Auctiones AG 26 (16 September 1996), lot 409.