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Ex Wetterstrom, Meyer-Coloniensis, & Dattari Collections

Triton XXII, Lot: 765. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $950. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Trajan. AD 98-117. Æ Drachm (38mm, 29.10 g, 12h). Dated RY 13 (AD 109/10). AVT [TP]AIAN CЄB ΓЄPM ∆AKIK, laureate and draped bust right / Trajan, holding eagle-tipped scepter and branch, driving quadriga right; L IΓ (date) above. Köln –; Dattari (Savio) 747 = RPC III 4385.1/2 = Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 52 (this coin); K&G 27.260; Emmett 459.13 (R4). Near EF, attractive green and reddish-brown patina, slight double strike on obverse. Struck on an unusually large flan. Exceptional quality. Extremely rare type for this regnal year, the authors of RPC cite only two specimens: this coin and an example in the Vatican, no. 261.

Ex Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection (Triton XXI, 8 January 2018), lot 51; Kerry K. Wetterstrom Collection (Classical Numismatic Auctions XIII, 4 December 1990), lot 31; Dr. Meyer-Coloniensis Collection (Münz Zentrum 64, 15 April 1988), lot 221, purchased in 1976 from Münz Zentrum; Giovanni Dattari Collection, no. 747.