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Triton XXI, Lot: 247. Estimate $500.
Sold for $950. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Diocletian. AD 284-305. Potin Tetradrachm (19mm, 7.37 g, 11h). Dated RY 12 (AD 295/296). ∆IOKΛHTIANOC CЄB, laureate and cuirassed bust right / Laureate and draped bust right of Zeus; L I B (date) across field. Köln –; Dattari (Savio) 5772-3; K&G 119.137; Emmett 4086.12 (R4); Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 248 (this coin). EF, lovely dark brown patina with traces of green. Very rare type for the last regnal year of Diocletian, and the last Alexandrian-style coinage to be struck in Egypt.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group XXXI (9 September 1994), lot 1445.