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Very Rare Orbiana Tetradrachm

CNG 111, Lot: 591. Estimate $750.
Sold for $525. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Orbiana. Augusta, AD 225-227. Potin Tetradrachm (23mm, 12.68 g, 12h). Dated RY 6 of Severus Alexander (AD 226/227). Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Eagle standing left, wings closed, head right with wreath in beak; L S (date) across field. Köln 2499 var. (obv. legend); Dattari (Savio) 12356; K&G 63.4 var. (same); Emmett 3267.6 (R3); Curtis 1116 (this coin). VF, brown surfaces with traces of green, some roughness. Very rare.

From the New Orleans Collection. Ex Triton VI (14 January 2003), lot 604.