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CNG 109, Lot: 488. Estimate $200.
Sold for $160. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Commodus. AD 177-192. BI Tetradrachm (22.8mm, 11.94 g, 12h). Dated RY 33 of Marcus Aurelius (AD 192). Laureate head right / Sarapis enthroned left, holding scepter; at his feet, Kerberos seated left; L ΛΓ (date) to left. Köln –; Dattari (Savio) 3888; K&G 41.141; Emmett 2557.33 (R4). VF, attractive find patina. Very rare type for this regnal year, which is Commodus’ last.

From the New Orleans Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 78 (14 May 2008), lot 1514.