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CNG 88, Lot: 533. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter. As satrap, 323-305 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 15.69 g, 12h). Ptolemaic standard. In the name of Alexander III of Macedon. Alexandreia mint. Struck circa 311/0-305 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, wearing elephant skin headdress / Athena Alkidemos advancing right; to right, helmet, monogram, and eagle standing right on thunderbolt. Svoronos 162; Zervos Issue 28 (unlisted dies); SNG Copenhagen 29. Near EF, toned, indications of undertype on obverse. Well centered for issue.

From the Sierra Collection. Ex Ponterio 100 (9 April 1999), lot 1439.