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CNG 109, Lot: 477. Estimate $200.
Sold for $170. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Marcus Aurelius. AD 161-180. BI Tetradrachm (22.8mm, 11.52 g, 12h). Dated RY 5 (AD 164/165). Laureate bust left, slight drapery / Nilus seated left on rocks, holding reed and cornucopia; crocodile below; before him, Euthenia standing right, crowning cornucopia with wreath; L Є (date) to either side of Euthenia. Köln –; Dattari (Savio) 3368 var. (obv. legend and placement of date); K&G 37.228 var. (same); Emmett 2074.5 (R2). VF, find patina.

From the New Orleans Collection, purchased from Nilus Coins (November 2001).