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CNG Feature Auction 114

Lot nuber 532

EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ Drachm (33mm, 23.46 g, 12h). Dated RY 2 (AD 138/139).


CNG Feature Auction 114
Lot: 532.
 Estimated: $ 3 000

Roman Provincial, Bronze

Sold For $ 3 250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ Drachm (33mm, 23.46 g, 12h). Dated RY 2 (AD 138/139). Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Nilus seated left on hippopotamus walking left, holding two stalks of grain with his right hand and a cornucopia with his left; ЄT O YC B (date) around. Köln 1307; Dattari (Savio) 2774; K&G 35.18; Emmett 1626.2. Brown and turquoise blue surfaces. Good VF. Very rare. Only two in CoinArchives (CNG 91, lot 756; Triton XXI, lot 110, which realized $5,000 hammer), and this coin is comparable. The turquoise blue surfaces do occur on the occasional Alexandrian drachm.

One of the classic rarities and iconic types from the Alexandrian mint.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 114 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 13-14 May 2020. This lot is in Session 2, which begins 13 May 2020 at 2 PM ET.

UPDATE: As the CNG staff and many of our clients remain under social distancing and other restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CNG 114 will be held as an internet only auction. The sale will take place as scheduled on 13-14 May 2020.

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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