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Triton XXI, Lot: 249. Estimate $300.
Sold for $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Constantius I. As Caesar, AD 293-305. Potin Tetradrachm (18mm, 6.52 g, 12h). Dated RY 3 (AD 294/295). ΦΛΑ ΚωCTANTIOC (sic) K, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Draped bust of Harpokrates right, wearing skhent and uraeus, raising his right hand to his mouth; L Γ (date) across field. Köln –; Dattari (Savio) 6065; K&G 121.22; Emmett 4189.3 (R5 – citing Dattari 6065); Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 250 (this coin). Good VF, dark brown patina with green earthen highlights/deposits. Extremely rare, with only one other specimen appearing at auction since 2000.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Kerry K. Wetterstrom Collection (Classical Numismatic Auctions IV, 21 September 1988), lot 353.