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CNG 109, Lot: 471. Estimate $200.
Sold for $120. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Marcus Aurelius. As Caesar, AD 139-161. BI Tetradrachm (23.7mm, 13.75 g, 11h). Dated RY 12 of Antoninus Pius (AD 148/149). Bare head right / Nilus reclining left on crocodile right, holding a reed with his left hand and a cornucopia from which emerges a Genius with his right hand; the Genius is crowning Nilus with a wreath; Iς above; L ΔωΔЄ (date) to left, KATOV below. Köln 1909; Dattari (Savio) 3167; K&G 37.16; Emmett 1856.12. VF, toned.

From the New Orleans Collection, purchased from Nilus Coins (December 2005).