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Triton XXI, Lot: 273. Estimate $750.
Sold for $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Lucius Verus. AD 161-169. Æ Diobol (23mm, 9.78 g, 12h). Dated RY 3 (AD 162/163). Λ AVΛ[ΙΟC] (sic) OYHPΟC CЄB, radiate bust right, slight drapery / Tyche standing facing, head left, holding a rudder with her right hand and a cornucopia with her left; L Γ (date) across field. Köln –; Dattari (Savio) 9510; K&G –; Emmett 2266.3 (R5 – citing Dattari 9510); Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 261 (this coin); Staffieri, “La ‘corona radiata’ sui ritratti dei bronzi imperiali alessandrini con catalogo regionata” (NACQT Vol. XLII, Lugano, 2013), pp. 121-144, 62a (this coin – illustrated). VF, dark brown patina with touches of green and red. Extremely rare, with only two specimens known.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Kerry K. Wetterstrom Collection (Classical Numismatic Auctions XIII, 4 December 1990), lot 132.