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Triton XXI, Lot: 191. Estimate $500.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Commodus. AD 177-192. BI Tetradrachm (26mm, 11.46 g, 12h). Dated RY 29 of Marcus Aurelius (AD 188/189). M A KOM ANTω CЄB ЄVCЄB, laureate head right / Pharos of Alexandria, on left, and corbita under sail right; [L] KΘ (date) in exergue. Köln 2242-3; Dattari (Savio) 3903; K&G 41.113; Emmett 2542.29; Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 189 (this coin). Good VF, toned with some silvering and light porosity. A popular type, which until our recent offering of the Hermanubis Collection, this specimen was one of the best known examples.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Clarence & Helen Zaar Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 87, 18 May 2011), lot 910.