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Exceptional Domitius Domitianus Tetradrachm

Triton XXI, Lot: 254. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Domitius Domitianus. Usurper, AD 297-298. Potin Tetradrachm(?) (21mm, 7.16 g, 12h). Dated RY 2 (AD 297/298). ΔOMITIA NOC CЄB, laureate head right / Nike advancing right, holding a wreath in her extended right hand and a palm frond over her left shoulder with her left hand; L B (date) across field. Köln 3368 var. (obv. legend); Dattari (Savio) 10810 (this coin); K&G 126.7; Emmett 4244.2; Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 266 (this coin). EF, attractive dark brown patina with traces of green. Rare and exceptional.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Numismatica Aretusa SA 2 (13 May 1994), lot 454; Giovanni Dattari Collection, no. 10810.