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CNG 111, Lot: 592. Estimate $300.
Sold for $550. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Julia Mamaea. Augusta, AD 222-235. Potin Tetradrachm (24mm, 13.39 g, 12h). Dated RY 10 of Severus Alexander (AD 230/231). Draped bust right, wearing stephane / ΠЄΡΙ/ΟΔΟС/ΔЄΚΑ/Τ Η in four lines across field; all within wreath. Köln 2512; Dattari (Savio) 4534 & 10088; K&G 64.37; Emmett 3233.10 (R3–obv. of this coin illustrated on p. 157). Good VF, dark brown patina with touches of red. Very rare, only this coin in CoinArchives. This reverse type commemorates the Decennalia of Severus Alexander.

From the New Orleans Collection. Ex Kirk Davis FPL 58 (2010), no. 113; Triton I (2 December 1997), lot 742; Frederick S. Knobloch FPL No. 32 (January 1968), lot 418.