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Jupiter in Pisces

Triton XXI, Lot: 125. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $2250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ Drachm (37mm, 20.69 g, 11h). Zodiac series. Dated RY 8 (AD 144/145). AVT K T AIΛ A∆[P] ANTωNINOC ЄB (sic) ЄVC, laureate head right / Jupiter in Pisces – Bust right of Zeus (Jupiter), wearing taenia and draped on left shoulder, transverse scepter across right shoulder; star of eight rays before (faint); fish right and fish left below; [L]-H (date) to either side. Köln –; Dattari (Savio) 2981; K&G 35.260; Emmett 1692.8; Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 150 (this coin). VF, dark brown patina with traces of green, twice holed in antiquity – which does not affect any significant part of the design. Rare, one of the better types in the Alexandrian Zodiac series.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Kerry K. Wetterstrom Collection (Classical Numismatic Auctions XIII, 4 December 1990), lot 178.