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Triton XXI, Lot: 170. Estimate $300.
Sold for $350. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Marcus Aurelius. As Caesar, AD 139-161. BI Tetradrachm (24mm, 12.86 g, 12h). Dated RY 13 of Antoninus Pius (AD 149/150). M AVPHΛIC • KAICAP, bareheaded and draped bust right / Zeus (‘Jupiter Capitolinus’) enthroned left, holding phiale in his extended right hand and scepter with his left; at his feet, eagle standing left, head right, wings closed; L IΓ (date) across upper field. Köln –; Dattari (Savio) 3185 (this coin); K&G 37.31; Emmett 1868.13 (R4); Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 169 (this coin). Near EF, toned. Very rare, nice metal, and of fine style, probably the finest known for the type.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection, purchased from Dr. Piero Beretta, Milan, April 1972. Ex Dr. Piero Beretta Collection (Milan); Giovanni Dattari Collection, no. 3185.