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CNG 109, Lot: 453. Estimate $300.
Sold for $400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian. AD 117-138. Æ Hemidrachm (28.8mm, 11.58 g, 11h). Dated RY 17 (AD 132/133). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Zeus Ammon standing facing, head left, holding scepter and patera; ram standing left at his feet; L IZ (date) to upper left. Köln –; Dattari (Savio) 7820 var. (placement of date); K&G 32.559 var. (Zeus-Ammon holding patera, not atef crown); RPC III 5849 var. (same as K&G); Emmett 1110.17 (R5). Good VF, olive green and brown patina, minor roughness. Extremely rare, RPC cites six specimens, none in CoinArchives.

From the New Orleans Collection, purchased from CNG (August 1999).