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Triton XXI, Lot: 219. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Otacilia Severa. Augusta, AD 244-249. Potin Tetradrachm (25mm, 11.80 g, 11h). Dated RY 4 of Philip I (AD 246/247). M ωT CЄOVHPA CЄ M ЄTPA (sic), draped bust right, wearing stephane / Turreted and draped bust of Alexandria left; L ∆ (date) to left. Köln 2769 var. (obv. legend and placement of date on rev.); Dattari (Savio) 4958 (this coin); K&G 75.41 var. (same); Emmett 3535.4 (R2); Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 220 (this coin). EF, dark brown patina with nice silvering showing through, slight reverse die shift. Rare, with an exceptional reverse. Well centered on a large flan.

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. 4958.