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Triton XXI, Lot: 147. Estimate $750.
Sold for $475. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ Drachm (34mm, 24.79 g, 12h). Dated RY 22 (AD 158/159). TI AIΛ A CVB (sic) ANT[ωNIN]OC CЄ B, laureate bust right, slight drapery / Hermanubis standing facing, head right, holding caduceus with his right hand and long palm frond with left; to left, jackal standing left, head right; [L] B/K (date) across field. Köln 1830 var. (obv. legend); Dattari (Savio) 2630 var. (same); K&G 35.797 var. (same); Emmett 1568.22; Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 128 (this coin). Good VF, dark brown surfaces, some roughness. Rare type, only issued by Pius for two regnal years (5 and 22).

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Heidelberger Münzhandlung Herbert Grün 20, Part I (22 May 1997), lot 361.