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Triton XXI, Lot: 119. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ Drachm (36mm, 26.50 g, 12h). Dated RY 4 (AD 140/141). AVT K T AIΛ A∆P ANTωNIN[OC ЄVC CЄB], laureate head right / Zeus (‘Jupiter Capitolinus’) enthroned left, holding phiale in his extended right hand and scepter with his left; at his feet, eagle standing left, head right, wings closed; L ∆ (date) across upper field. Köln –; Dattari (Savio) 8798 (this coin); K&G 35.96 var. (obv. bust type and legend, date spelled out); Emmett 1697.4 (R3); Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 118 (this coin). Good VF, lovely reddish brown patina with traces of green. Very rare, especially with this bust type. A pleasing example of an iconic reverse type.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection, purchased from Dr. Piero Beretta, Milan, May 1972. Ex Dr. Piero Beretta Collection (Milan); Giovanni Dattari Collection, no. 8798.