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Triton XXII, Lot: 401. Estimate $2500.
Sold for $4000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter. As satrap, 323-305/4 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 16.60 g, 11h). Attic standard. In the name of Alexander III of Macedon. Alexandreia mint. Struck circa 312/1-306 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, wearing elephant skin, aegis around neck / AΛEΞANΔPO[Y], Athena Alkidemos advancing right, brandishing spear in right hand and wearing shield on extended left arm; monogram to inner left; to right, EY and eagle standing right on thunderbolt. CPE 50; Svoronos 44; Zervos Issue 20A (dies 296/e); SNG Copenhagen –; Noeske –; Hess-Leu, April 1957, lot 315 (same dies); Leu 28, lot 216 (same obv. die). Near EF, toned. Well centered and struck.

From the collection of a Northern California Gentleman. Ex CNG inventory 965455 (December 2013).