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Triton XXI, Lot: 246. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Vaballathus. Usurper, AD 268-272. Potin Tetradrachm (21mm, 9.32 g, 12h). Dated RY 5 (AD 272). AVT K OVABAΛΛAΘOC AΘHNO CЄB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Homonoia standing facing, head left, raising her right hand upward, holding a double cornucopia with her left; L Є (date) to left. Köln 3064; Dattari (Savio) 10610 (this coin); K&G 109.2; Emmett 3910.5 (R2); Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 246 (this coin). Good VF, brown surfaces, minor roughness. Rare.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Auctiones AG 7 (7 June 1977), lot 508; Giovanni Dattari Collection, no. 10610.