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CNG 109, Lot: 490. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $950. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Crispina. Augusta, AD 178-182. Æ Diobol (23mm, 5.91 g, 12h). Dated RY 22 of Commodus (AD 181/182). Draped bust right / Ares (or Arete, or Roma?) standing left, raising hand and holding spear; [L] K [B] (date) across field. Köln –; Dattari (Savio) 3976; K&G 42.11; Emmett 2637.22 (R5 = Dattari 3976). Good Fine, brown patina with traces of green and red, minor roughness. Very rare.

From the New Orleans Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 75 (23 May 2007), lot 884.