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Triton XXI, Lot: 148. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $950. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. BI Tetradrachm (25mm, 12.74 g, 12h). Dated RY 23 (AD 159/160). TI AI A∆ ANTωNINO C ЄV, laureate and draped bust right / Draped busts vis-à-vis of Sarapis and Isis; Sarapis wearing taenia and ornate kalathos and Isis wearing headdress of two plumes on a solar disk with a horn to either side; L below, K above, and Γ to right (L KΓ). Köln –; Dattari (Savio) 2377 (this coin – reverse illustrated on pl. XXIII); K&G 35.817; Emmett 1434.23 (R3); Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 108 (this coin). Near EF, toned. Very rare, with only four inferior specimens appearing on CoinArchives.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection, purchased from Athos Moretti, Bellinzona, May 1987. Ex Athos Moretti Collection (Bellinzona); Giuseppe Nascia Collection (Milan); Giovanni Dattari Collection, no. 2377.