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Triton XXII, Lot: 404. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $14000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter. 305/4-282 BC. AV Trichryson – 'Pentadrachm' (24mm, 17.77 g, 12h). Alexandreia mint. Struck circa 294-285 BC. Diademed head right, wearing aegis around neck, small Δ behind ear / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; monogram to left. CPE 128; Svoronos 196A; SNG Copenhagen –; BMC –; Boston MFA –; Dewing –; Hunt –; Noeske –; Künker 248, lot 7347 (hammer €8500). Good VF, tiny marks, graffito on reverse. Struck on a broad flan. Extremely rare issue, two noted by Svoronos (both in Alexandria [the only two hoard coins noted in CPE]), only one in CoinArchives, missing from the major collections.

From the collection of a Northern California Gentleman, purchased from Dr. A. Saslow, January 1986. Ex Sotheby’s (12 November 1980), lot 18.