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Triton XXI, Lot: 267. Estimate $300.
Sold for $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Trajan. AD 98-117. Æ Drachm (33mm, 20.89 g, 12h). Dated RY 17 (AD 113/114). AVT T PAIAN CЄB ΓЄPM ∆AKIK, radiate and heroic bust right, wearing aegis / Dionysos, holding a thyrsos with his right hand, reclining left in a cart drawn by two panthers, each looking in opposite directions; L IZ (date) above. Köln –; Dattari (Savio) –; K&G –; RPC III 4787.4/3 (this coin, illustrated on pl. 227); Emmett 442.17; Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 255 (this coin); Staffieri, “La ‘corona radiata’ sui ritratti dei bronzi imperiali alessandrini con catalogo regionata” (NACQT Vol. XLII, Lugano, 2013), pp. 121-144, 14a (this coin – illustrated). VF, dark green and brown patina, smoothing. Extremely rare. The authors of RPC cite three coins: one in the collection of the American Numismatic Society (1974.26.3096); a possible specimen in the De Nederlandsche Bank collection in Amsterdam (“not clearly radiate”); and this coin.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection, purchased from Jean-Pierre Righetti, Ferpicloz, 1993. Ex Jean-Pierre Righetti Collection (Ferpicloz).