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Exceptional for Issue

Triton XXII, Lot: 768. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian. AD 117-138. Æ Diobol (25mm, 8.40 g, 10h). Dated RY 15 (AD 130/1). AVT KAI TPAI A∆PIA CЄB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Hadrian, raising hand in salutation and holding scepter, seated left on galley sailing left under direction of helmsman; vexillum on front deck, L I-E (date) across upper field. Köln 1032; Dattari (Savio) 1582 = RPC III 5785/29 = Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 86 (this coin); K&G 32.513; Emmett 1127.15. Choice EF, reddish-brown patina with touches of green. Exceptional state of preservation.

Ex Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection (Triton XXI, 8 January 2018), lot 68, purchased from Dr. Piero Beretta, Milan, October 1972; Dr. Piero Beretta Collection (Milan); Giovanni Dattari Collection, no. 1582.