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451, Lot: 256. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Trajan. AD 98-117. Æ Drachm (33.5mm, 23.00 g, 11h). Menelaites nome. Dated RY 15 (AD 111/112). Laureate bust right, wearing aegis / MЄNЄΛA ЄITHC, Harpokrates of Canopus: as a youth, nude from the waist up with the lower body of a crocodile, holding cornucopia with his left arm, right hand raised to his mouth, wearing skhent and standing left on a base or dais; L I E (date) across field. Köln –; Dattari (Savio) 6312 var. (dais garlanded); K&G N31.5 var. (same); RPC III 6446 var. (same); Emmett 751.15 (R4). Dark green patina with some light earthen highlights/deposits, minor roughness. Good VF. Extremely rare, only one example in CoinArchives (CNG 57, lot 921).