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Triton XXI, Lot: 205. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Severus Alexander. AD 222-235. Potin Tetradrachm (24mm, 12.84 g, 12h). Dated RY 10 (AD 230/231). A KAI MAP AVP CЄV AΛЄΞAN∆POC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Draped bust of Sarapis right, wearing ornate kalathos; L I (date) to left, palm frond to right. Köln 2450-1; Dattari 4352 & 9948; K&G 62.122; Emmett 3133.10 (R3); Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 205 (this coin). EF, brown patina with traces of green, a few light cleaning scratches on the reverse. Nice metal quality and fine style portraits of Severus Alexander and Sarapis.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Kerry K. Wetterstrom Collection (Classical Numismatic Auctions V, 9 December 1988), lot 198.