EGYPT. Alexandria. Hadrian, 117-138. Drachm (Bronze, 32.00 mm, 26.16 g, 12 h), year IH = 18 = 133-134. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙC ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CEB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. L IH A sphinx-like composite creature, the god Tutu, with a serpent tail, the body of a lion, the head of a crocodile emerging from its chest, and, on its shoulders, a human head wearing a modified hemhem crown, treading to left on a serpent; on Tutu's back, griffin seated to left, holding a wheel between its forepaws. Dattari (Savio) 2004. Geissen 1132. K&G 32.597. RPC III 5912. With a most unusual reverse type and a brown patina. Both sides slightly flattened in antiquity, otherwise, nearly very fine.
From the collection of Jean-Pierre Righetti, bought privately from Pegasi Numismatics, 17 November 2016.
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