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Obolos 23

12 June 2022
Starting Price: 120 CHF
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Lot 27

EGYPT. Alexandria. Hadrian, 117-138. Drachm (Bronze, 35.9 mm, 22.65 g, 1 h), year 2 = 117-118. AYT KAIC TRAIANOC AΔΡΙΑΝΟC CEB Laurate head of Hadrian to right. Rev. L IB Emperor, togate, holding eagle-tipped scepter in right hand and branch in left, standing in quadriga of elephants right. Dattari (Savio) 1597. Geissen 756. K&G 32.40. RPC III 5101. Red-brown and green patina. Good very fine.

From the collection of Jean-Pierre Righetti, ex Elsen 113, 16 June 2012, 511.

Hadrian started in the second year of his reign to mint coins in Alexandria. Most of the early types, also the quadriga drawn by elephants as seen here, copy types introduced by Trajan.

Online bidding closes: 12 Jun 2022, 14:13:30 CEST Current Date & Time: 24 Mar 2023, 14:35:28 CET Remaining Time: Closed Hammer Price:200 CHF by tyx197020 (8 bids)
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