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Triton XXII, Lot: 402. Estimate $2500.
Sold for $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter. As satrap, 323-305/4 BC or king, 305/4-282 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 15.69 g, 1h). Ptolemaic standard. In the name of Alexander III of Macedon. Alexandreia mint. Struck circa 306-300 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, wearing elephant skin, aegis around neck with tiny Δ in scales / AΛEΞANΔPO[Y], Athena Alkidemos advancing right, brandishing spear in right hand and wearing shield on extended left arm; to right, helmet, monogram, and eagle standing right on thunderbolt. CPE 69; Svoronos 162; Zervos Issue 28, dies 472/b (this coin referenced); SNG Copenhagen 29; Noeske 6–7; Naville IV, lot 2914 (same obv. die). Near EF, toned. Well centered and struck.


From the collection of a Northern California Gentleman. Ex Knobloch FPL 32 (January 1968), no. 405.