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Triton XXI, Lot: 12. Estimate $750.
Sold for $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Agrippina Junior. Augusta, AD 50-59. Æ Obol (20mm, 4.08 g, 12h). Dated RY 13 of Claudius (AD 52/53). AΓPIΠΠINA CЄBA[CTH], draped bust of Agrippina Junior right, wearing wreath of grain ears / Modius between two torches; [L I] Γ (date) in exergue. Köln –; Dattari (Savio) 181; K&G 13.5; RPC I 5196; Emmett 105.13 (R4); Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 12 (this coin). Good VF, attractive reddish brown patina with traces of green. Very rare.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection, purchased from Schweizerischer Kreditanstalt, Bern, 20 May 1978.

Continuing Agrippina’s assimilation to Euthenia, a modius (kalathos), another symbol of the Nile’s fertility and prosperity, is depicted on the reverse of this very rare obol.