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Triton XXI, Lot: 243. Estimate $150.
Sold for $425. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Aurelian. AD 270-275. Potin Tetradrachm (21mm, 8.01 g, 1h). Dated RY 5 (AD 273/274). A K Λ ∆OM AVPHΛIANOC CЄB, laureate and cuirassed bust right / Eagle standing left, head right with wreath in its beak; star to upper left, ЄTOVC upward to left, Є (date) to right. Köln 3082; Dattari (Savio) 5476; K&G 106.41; Emmett 3923.5; Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 242 (this coin). EF, attractive dark brown surfaces.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection, purchased from Numismatica Aretusa SA (Lugano–Franco Chiesa), March 1977.