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430, Lot: 292. Estimate $100.
Sold for $170. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Nero. AD 54-68. BI Tetradrachm (24.1mm, 12.42 g, 12h). Dated RY 13 (AD 66/67). Radiate bust left, wearing aegis; [L IΓ] (date) below chin / ΣEB[AΣTOΦOPOΣ], corbita with helmsman under sail to right; two dolphins in water. Köln 186; Dattari (Savio) 264; K&G 14.99 corr. (obv. legend); RPC I 5296; Emmett 121.13. Fine, lightly toned, porous, a few light scratches.

From the Anthony DiDonato Collection, purchased from Forum Ancient Coins.

There appear to be two different varieties of this type – one with dolphins and one without. Most likely, it commemorates Nero’s visit to Greece in AD 66-67.