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Triton XXI, Lot: 135. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ Diobol (23mm, 9.10 g, 12h). Dated RY 12 (AD 148/149). AVT K T AIΛ A∆P ANTωNINO C, laureate head right / Draped bust of Ammon right, wearing solar disk; L ΔωΔЄ KATOV (date) around. Köln 1597; Dattari (Savio) 8809 (this coin); K&G 35.448; Emmett 1764.12 (R4); Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 132 (this coin). Near EF, dark brown surfaces. Very rare, a one-year diobol type for Pius.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection, purchased from Dr. Piero Beretta, Milan, November 1972. Ex Dr. Piero Beretta Collection (Milan); Giovanni Dattari Collection, no. 8809.