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Triton XXI, Lot: 241. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Aurelian, with Vaballathus. AD 270-275. Potin Tetradrachm (22mm, 8.83 g, 12h). Dated RY 1 of Aurelian (AD 270/271). AVT K Λ ∆ AVPHΛIANOC CЄB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right of Aurelian; L A (date) to either side of bust / I A C OVABAΛΛAΘOC AΘHN[O V AVT C Pω], laureate, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Vaballathus right. Köln 3053; Dattari (Savio) 5421 (this coin); K&G 106.68; Emmett 3914 (R2); Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 244 (this coin). EF, dark brown surfaces with some underlying red. Exceptional.

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. 5421.