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Triton XXI, Lot: 210. Estimate $1000.
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EGYPT, Alexandria. Julia Mamaea. Augusta, AD 222-235. Æ Drachm (33mm, 23.07 g, 12h). Dated RY 10 of Severus Alexander (AD 230/231). IOY MAMAIA • CЄB • MHT CЄB K CTPA, draped bust right, wearing stephane / Sarapis enthroned left, holding a scepter with his left hand, extending his right hand toward Kerberos seated at his feet, on the throneback is Nike crowning him with a wreath; L I (date) to upper left, palm frond to right. Köln –; Dattari (Savio) 4556; K&G 64.54; Emmett 3257.10 (R4); Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 212 (this coin). VF, brown patina with touches of green and red, some roughness. Very rare. Only three examples known – this coin, and the two Dattari specimens (which have slightly different obverse legends, but are the same reverse type).

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Empire Coins 8 (7 December 1987), lot 663 (where it was noted that this was “probably” the Dattari specimen of 4555, but with the publication of the Dattari-Savio plates, it is neither Dattari 4555 or 4556).