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Triton XXI, Lot: 260. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Maximianus. First reign, AD 286-305. Potin Tetradrachm (18mm, 6.72 g, 12h). Struck circa AD 296. MAΞIMIA NOC CЄB, laureate head right / IC IC, Isis standing facing, head left, holding a sistrum with her right hand and a long scepter with her left. Köln –; Dattari (Savio) –; K&G 120.144; Emmett 4166 (R5); 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. 6 (this coin); Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 272 (this coin). VF, dark green patina with traces of red, minor roughness. Extremely rare, even more so than the Diocletian coins from this same series.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Gerhard Hirsch Nachf. 184 (23 November 1994), lot 964.

Part of the same series as the last lot.