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Triton XXI, Lot: 113. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $2500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ Drachm (33mm, 25.26 g, 12h). Dated RY 3 (AD 139/140). AVT • K • T • AIΛ A∆P ANTωNINOC ЄVCЄ B, bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Sarapis enthroned left, holding a long scepter with his left hand, extending his right hand toward Kerberos, who is seated at his feet; L TPITOY (date) around to upper left. Köln –; Dattari (Savio) 2842 (this coin); K&G 35.57; Emmett 1663.3 (R5); Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 115 (this coin). Near EF, attractive dark brown patina with touches of green. Extremely rare type for this regnal year, and another exceptional bust of Antoninus.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection, purchased from Dr. Piero Beretta, Milan, September 1976. Ex Dr. Piero Beretta Collection (Milan); Giovanni Dattari Collection, no. 2842.