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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 804. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $2200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. Æ Drachm (23.19 gm, 12h). Labor of Herakles series - Apples of the Hesperides. Dated RY 5 (141/2 AD). [AVT K] T AIL ADR ANTWNINO CEY C, laureate and draped bust right, seen from behind / Herakles standing right, holding lion's skin and club, plucking an apple from the tree of the Hesperides; coiled body of the dead serpent Ladon around tree; L E (date) to left. Köln -; Dattari -; Milne -; BMC Alexandria -; Emmett 1554/5; Wetterstrom Collection (Classical Numismatic Group XIII, 4 December 1990), lot 209 (same reverse die). Good VF, dark brown, almost black, patina, a few rough spots. Very rare, and only the second recorded specimen of this labor for this year. ($2000)