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CNG Feature Auction 115

Lot nuber 481

EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian. AD 117-138. Æ Drachm (35mm, 27.45 g, 12h). Dated RY 18 (AD 133/134).

CNG Feature Auction 115
Lot: 481.
 Estimated: $ 2 000

Roman Provincial, Bronze

Sold For $ 7 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian. AD 117-138. Æ Drachm (35mm, 27.45 g, 12h). Dated RY 18 (AD 133/134). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Draped busts of Sarapis, wearing modius, and Isis, wearing crown of disk and horns, vis-à-vis; between them, a figure of Harpokrates standing left, holding hand to mouth; all set on eagle standing facing, head and tail left, with wings displayed; L IH (date) across lower field. Köln 1129 (same dies); Dattari (Savio) 1843 = Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 73 (same obv. die); K&G 32.594; RPC III 5902; Emmett 1041.18 (R4). Dark brown patina with areas of red and touches of green, minor roughness. Good VF. Extremely rare, probably one the finest examples known. A wonderful depiction of the pantheon of Sarapis, Isis, and Harpokrates, and in better overall condition than the Staffieri specimen that realized $5000 hammer in our Triton XXI auction (lot 78).

From the Stein A. Evensen Collection. Ex Künker 182 (14 March 2011), lot 667.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 115 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 16-17 September 2020. This lot is in Session 2, which begins 16 September 2020 at 2 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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