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Triton XXI, Lot: 255. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $2250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Domitius Domitianus. Usurper, AD 297-298. Potin Tetradrachm(?) (18mm, 8.26 g, 12h). Dated RY 2 (AD 297/298). ΔOMITI ANOC CЄB, laureate head right / Nike standing facing, head left, holding a wreath with her extended right hand and a palm frond with her left; L B (date) across lower field. Köln 3370; Dattari (Savio) 6184 (this coin); K&G 126.4; Emmett 4246.2; Staffieri, “Testimonianze sulla fine della monetazione autonoma alessandrina (296-298 d.C),” Proceedings of the XIII International Numismatic Congress (Madrid, 2005), pp. 937-45, Fig. 2 (this coin); Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 267 (this coin). Near EF, brown patina with touches of green and underlying silvering. Rare and exceptional.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Nummorum Auctiones AG III (15 March 1977), lot 111; Giovanni Dattari Collection, no. 6184.