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Triton XXI, Lot: 222. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Philip II. AD 247-249. Potin Tetradrachm (23mm, 11.90 g, 12h). Dated RY 7 of Philip I (AD 249). A K M IOV ΦΙΛIΠΠΟC ЄVCЄ, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Laureate bust right of Zeus, slight drapery; L Z (date) across field. Köln –; Dattari (Savio) 5063; K&G 76.81; Emmett 3612.7 (R3); Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 223 (this coin). Near EF, toned with nice, almost full, silvering showing through. Very rare type for this last regnal year of Philip II. Another stunning coin.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group XXXI (9 September 1994), lot 1419.