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Triton XXI, Lot: 202. Estimate $200.
Sold for $180. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Severus Alexander. AD 222-235. Potin Tetradrachm (27mm, 12.54 g, 12h). Rome mint. Dated RY 4 (AD 224/225). A KAI M AYP CЄOYHP AΛЄΞAN∆POC ЄYCЄB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Sarapis enthroned left, holding a scepter with his left hand, extending his right hand toward Kerberos seated at his feet; L TЄTAPTOY (date) around. Köln 2425; Dattari (Savio) 4359; K&G 62.53; Emmett 3135.4; Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 201 (this coin). VF, dark brown patina with traces of green.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Münzen & Medaillen Deutschland Deutschland GmbH 1 (16 September 1997), lot 557.

One of the few reverse dies for this Rome mint issue that actually depicts Kerberos with three heads