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Three Rare Types from the Dattari Collection

CNG 109, Lot: 491. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Julia Domna. Augusta, AD 193-217. BI Tetradrachm (24mm, 13.10 g, 12h). Dated RY 4 of Septimius Severus (AD 195/196). Draped bust right / Eusebeia standing facing, head left, holding an incense box with her left hand and sprinkling incense over an altar with her right; L ∆ (date) to upper left. Köln 2279; Dattari (Savio) 9728 (this coin); K&G 50.7; Emmet 2731.4 (R5). VF, toned, some light porosity. Extremely rare.

From the New Orleans Collection, purchased from Nilus Coins (November 1997). Ex Empire Coins 8 (17 December 1987), lot 639; Giovanni Dattari Collection, no. 9728.