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Triton XXI, Lot: 208. Estimate $500.
Sold for $950. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Severus Alexander. AD 222-235. Potin Tetradrachm (23mm, 12.31 g, 12h). Dated RY 12 (AD 232/233). A KAI MAP AVP CЄV AΛЄΞAN∆POC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Helmeted and draped bust of Athena Parthenos right; L IB (date) behind, palm frond before. Köln 2476 var. (style of Athena bust on rev.); Dattari (Savio) 4280 (this coin); K&G 62.176; Emmett 3093.12; Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 206 (this coin). Good VF, toned. Nice metal quality with some silvering.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection, purchased from Athos Moretti, Bellinzona, May 1987. Ex Athos Moretti Collection (Bellinzona); Giuseppe Nascia Collection (Milan); Giovanni Dattari Collection, no. 4280.