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Triton XXI, Lot: 213. Estimate $750.
Sold for $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Maximus. Caesar, AD 235/6-238. Potin Tetradrachm (24mm, 13.80 g, 12h). Dated RY 3 of Maximinus I (AD 236/237). Γ IOVΛ OHP MAΞIMOC KAI, bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Helmeted and draped bust of Athena Parthenos right, wearing aegis; L Γ (date) to right. Köln –; Dattari 4617; K&G 67.12; Emmett 3311.3 (R4); Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 214 (this coin). EF, fully silvered with light toning. Very rare, and exceptional. Artistic portraits of Maximus and Athena Parthenos.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Numismatic Fine Arts Fall Mail Bid Sale (18 October 1990), lot 2462.