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Triton XXI, Lot: 197. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $2750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Caracalla. AD 198-217. Æ Drachm (35mm, 24.98 g, 12h). Dated RY 21 (AD 212/213). AYT K M AYP CЄ ANTωN[INOC Π MЄ BPЄ M] ЄY CЄB, laureate head right / Caracalla, laureate and wearing military attire, standing facing, head right, holding a spear with his right hand and a globe(?) in his left; on his right, Sarapis standing facing, head left, holding a scepter with his left hand and crowning Caracalla with a wreath held in his right; L KA (date) to left. Köln 2284 var. (position of date); Dattari (Savio) 4053 & 9760; K&G 51.16; Emmett 2831A.21 (R3); Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 196 (this coin). VF, rough reddish brown patina with traces of green, a few cleaning marks. Very rare, with only one other specimen sold at auction since 2000.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Frank L. Kovacs XI (19 June 1993), lot 206.