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Triton XXI, Lot: 132. Estimate $500.
Sold for $950. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ Obol (19mm, 5.12 g, 1h). Dated RY 8 (AD 144/145). [AVT K] T AIΛ A∆P ANTωNINOC, laureate head right / Downward dolphin entwined around upward trident; L H (date) across field. Köln 1470; Dattari (Savio) 8974; K&G 35.293; Emmett 1767.8 (R4); Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 133 (this coin). EF, dark green patina. Very rare type for Pius as an obol, and essentially as struck for the issue.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Frank Sternberg VII (24 November 1977), lot 655.