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CNG 112, Lot: 458. Estimate $750.
Sold for $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ Drachm (33mm, 25.65 g, 11h). Zodiac series. Dated RY 8 (AD 144/145). Laureate head right / Jupiter in Pisces – Bust right of Zeus (Jupiter), wearing taenia and drapery on left shoulder, transverse scepter across right shoulder; [star of eight rays before]; fish right and fish left below; [L-H] (date) to either side. Köln –; Dattari (Savio) 2981; K&G 35.260; Emmett 1692.8. Brown surfaces. In NGC encapsulation, 4935021-009, graded VG. Strike: 5/5; Surface: 5/5. Rare, one of the better types in the Alexandrian Zodiac series.