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Triton XXI, Lot: 229. Estimate $200.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Gallienus. AD 253-268. Potin Tetradrachm (24mm, 10.55 g, 12h). Dated RY 15 (AD 267/268). AVT K Π ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC CЄB, laureate and cuirassed bust right / Athena Nikephoros seated left on cuirass, holding a scepter with her left hand and crowning Nike in her extended right hand; IЄ/L (date) to left, palm frond to right. Köln 2946; Dattari (Savio) 10532 (this coin); K&G 90.100; Emmett 3797.15 corr. (seated on cuirass not throne); Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 230 (this coin). EF, brown surfaces with traces of silvering showing through. Fine style and great surfaces for the issue.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Kunst und Münzen AG XXII (2 April 1981), lot 452; Giovanni Dattari Collection, no. 10532.