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Triton XXI, Lot: 178. Estimate $500.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Faustina Junior. Augusta, AD 147-175. BI Tetradrachm (25mm, 13.73 g, 12h). Dated RY 12 of Antoninus Pius (AD 148/149). ΦAVCTINA CЄBACTH •, draped bust right, her hair tied up in a bun with a single strand of pearls / Dikaiosyne enthroned left, holding scales with her right hand and a cornucopia with her left; ΔωΔЄ K ATOV (date) around, L in exergue. Köln 1944; Dattari (Savio) 3238 (this coin); K&G 38.37; Emmett 1938.12; Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 177 (this coin). Near EF, toned. Fine style with nice metal.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection, purchased from Dr. Piero Beretta, Milan, May 1972. Ex Dr. Piero Beretta Collection (Milan); Giovanni Dattari Collection, no. 3238.