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Triton XXI, Lot: 227. Estimate $150.
Sold for $550. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Gallienus. AD 253-268. Potin Tetradrachm (26mm, 10.22 g, 12h). Dated RY 14 (AD 266/267). AVT K Π ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC CЄB, laureate and cuirassed bust right / Nike advancing right, holding a wreath in her extended right hand and a palm frond over her left shoulder with her left hand; L I∆ (date) to lower right. Köln 2938-9; Dattari (Savio) 5254 corr. (RY 14 not 11, see D-S plate) & 10539; K&G 90.94; Emmett 3821.14 (R2); Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 229 (this coin). EF, dark brown patina with traces of silvering showing through, minor roughness. Fine style.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection, purchased from Italo Vecchi, London, April 1978.