N.M.McQ. Holmes collection into my system. They are not beauties, none of them, but beasts: interesting rarities. This one has a pedigree of decades. It came with three labels, one of this CNG auction, one from the Kerry Wetterstrom collection sale of 1990. I can't say if the other label is from before or after that, maybe one of you knows more about this. It says Joel D. Coen Inc., and I understand he was a great numismatic mogul of the 1970s and 1980s. It's a rare drachm of Alexandria, issued by Gallienus in his 12th year of reign. Third century Alexandrian coins are almost always tetradrachms, rarely drachms. Obv. Laureate and cuirassed bust right. Rev. Homonoia standing left, right hand raised, holding double cornucopia; L IB (date) to left, palm frond to right. 27.5 mm, 12.37 gr. Köln –; Dattari (Savio) 5293; K&G 90.85; Emmett 3844.12 (R3). Flan flaw.