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Pharos of Alexandria

422, Lot: 430. Estimate $200.
Sold for $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ Drachm (33.7mm, 23.89 g, 11h). Dated RY 12 (AD 148/149). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Isis Pharia, holding billowing sail and sistrum, standing right before the Pharos of Alexandria, which is surmounted by a statue and two Tritons; [L] ΔωΔЄ KAT OV (date) around. Köln 1603 & 1605; Dattari (Savio) 2678 & 8571; K&G 35.436; Emmett 1592.12. VF, brown patina with traces of green.