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CNG 109, Lot: 436. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Otho. AD 69. Æ Hemidrachm (30.4mm, 14.34 g, 12h). Dated RY 1 (AD 69). Laureate head right / Draped bust of Isis right, wearing wreath of grain ears. Köln 254-5; Dattari (Savio) 332; K&G 18.12 (this coin illustrated); RPC I 5365; Emmett 188.1 (R3). VF, dark brown patina with traces of green, some deposits and encrustations. Very rare, with only one example in CoinArchives.

From the New Orleans Collection, purchased from Nilus Coins (May 1998).