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CNG 111, Lot: 599. Estimate $200.
Sold for $340. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Herennius Etruscus. As Caesar, AD 249-251. Potin Tetradrachm (23.5mm, 13.31 g, 12h). Dated RY 2 of Trajan Decius (AD 250/251). Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Caesar on horseback galloping right, thrusting spear at fallen enemy below horse; L B (date) to upper left. Köln –; Dattari (Savio) 5104 & 10505; K&G 81.4; Emmett 3655.2 (R5). VF, dark brown patina with traces of green. Extremely rare, with none in CoinArchives.

From the New Orleans Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Auctions XXI (26 June 1992), lot 531.