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CNG 109, Lot: 517. Estimate $500.
Sold for $340. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Gordian III. As Caesar, AD 238. Potin Tetradrachm (22.4mm, 11.78 g, 11h). Dated RY 1 of Balbinus & Pupienus (AD 238). Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Homonoia standing facing, head left, raising hand and holding double cornucopia; L A (date) to lower left. Köln 2617 var. (obv. legend); Dattari (Savio) 10183; K&G 72.7; Emmett 3383.1 (R2). VF, a few metal flaws and minor porosity. Fully silvered and rare as such.

From the New Orleans Collection, purchased from Nilus Coins (December 2009). Ex Numismatic Fine Arts Fall Mail Bid Sale (18 October 1990), lot 2473.