Egypt, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. Dated RY 2 (AD 138/139)

Egypt, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. Dated RY 2 (AD 138/139)

3,750.00

BI Tetradrachm, 13.32g (24mm, 12h). [AV]T K T AIΛ A∆P ANTωNINOC Є[VCЄB], bareheaded bust right, slight drapery / Canopus of Osiris right; ЄTO VC B (date) around.

Pedigree: From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection, purchased from Italo Vecchi, London, April 1991

References: Köln 1285 corr. (draped and cuirassed bust); Dattari (Savio) 2179 & 8115; K&G 35.6; Emmett 1373.2; Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 101 (this coin)

Grade: Superb EF, toned, slight obverse die shift. A one-year tetradrachm type for Pius, with magnificent detail on the canopus (re1061 )

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