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Sale: CNG 70, Lot: 616. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2005. 
Sold For $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Gordian I. 238 AD. BI Tetradrachm (12.48 g, 11h). Dated RY 1 (238 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Nilus reclining left beneath tree, holding cornucopiae; date to left. Cf. Köln 2603; cf. Dattari 4668 (Gordian II; same reverse die); cf. Milne 3301; Emmett 3347 var. (Nilus reclining on hippo). VF, black-brown patina. Rare. ($750)