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Triton XXI, Lot: 239. Estimate $300.
Sold for $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Claudius II Gothicus. AD 268-270. Potin Tetradrachm (20mm, 8.94 g, 12h). Dated RY 2 (AD 269/270). AVT K KΛAV∆IOC CЄB, laureate and cuirassed bust right / Conjoined busts of Nilus, wearing grain ear wreath and with a cornucopia behind his right shoulder, and Euthenia, draped and wearing grain ear wreath, right; L B (date) to right. Köln 3044; Dattari (Savio) 5405 (this coin – reverse illustrated on pl. XX); K&G 104.31; Emmett 3892.2; Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 238 (this coin). EF, toned with full silvering. Exceptional surfaces, and most likely the finest known.

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. 5405.