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From the Niggeler and Magnaguti Collections

Triton XXII, Lot: 767. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian. AD 117-138. Æ Hemidrachm (28.5mm, 16.11 g, 11h). Dated RY 12 (AD 127/8). AΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ CЄΒ, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Euthenia reclining left on Andro-Sphinx, holding grain ears with her extended right hand; L ΔωΔЄK (date) in exergue. Köln 989; Dattari (Savio) 1709 & 7642; K&G 32.464; RPC III 5719/35 (this coin); Emmett 1086.12; Kellner p. 106, pl. 6, Abb. 1 (this coin). Good VF, wonderful reddish-brown patina with traces of green in the devices.

From the Viggo Collection. Ex Nomos FPL (Winter-Spring 2016), no. 113; Conte Alessandro Magnaguti Collection (Part III, Santamaria, 12 October 1950), lot 929. Reportedly ex Walter Niggeler Collection (but not in the Bank Leu/M&M sales).