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Triton XXI, Lot: 265. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Trajan. AD 98-117. Æ Drachm (35mm, 20.63 g, 12h). Dated RY 17 (AD 113/114). AVT T PAIAN CЄB ΓЄPM ∆AKIK, radiate and heroic bust right, wearing aegis / Kalathos on a short column between two winged serpents (Agathodaimon), each wearing skhent; L IZ (date) in exergue. Köln –; Dattari (Savio) 7232 (this coin); K&G –; RPC III 4805.3/1 (this coin); Emmett 396.17 (R2); Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 253 (this coin); Staffieri, “La ‘corona radiata’ sui ritratti dei bronzi imperiali alessandrini con catalogo regionata” (NACQT Vol. XLII, Lugano, 2013), pp. 121-144, 13a (this coin – illustrated). Good VF, dark brown patina with areas of green and touches of red, some minor smoothing. Extremely rare. The authors of RPC cite just two coins: one in the collection of Patrick Matthijs (Belgium), no. 396; and this coin.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Künker 124 (16 March 2007), lot 8137; Kölner Münzkabinett 67 (12 November 1997), lot 526; Giovanni Dattari Collection, no. 7232.