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CNG 109, Lot: 513. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Balbinus. AD 238. Potin Tetradrachm (22.9mm, 12.36 g, 12h). Dated RY 1 (AD 238). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Nike advancing left, holding a wreath with her extended right hand and a palm frond with her left; L A (date) to lower left. Köln –; Dattari (Savio) 4684; K&G 70.9; Emmett 3375.1 (R3). Good VF. Very rare, particularly with such excellent silvering.

From the New Orleans Collection, purchased from Nilus Coins (January 1998).