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Ex Berry Collection – CPE Plate Coin

Triton XXII, Lot: 407. Estimate $25000.
Sold for $35000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter. 305/4-282 BC. AV Stater (16.5mm, 7.12 g, 12h). Kyrene mint. Struck under Magas, circa 299-294 BC. Diademed head right, wearing aegis around neck / [ΠTO]ΛEMAIOY [B]AΣIΛEΩΣ, Alexander, holding thunderbolt in right hand, standing left in chariot drawn by four elephants left; I and two monograms in exergue. CPE 272b (this coin referenced and illustrated); Svoronos 152 var. (second monogram); Zervos Type VI, Issue 118, dies 779/a (this coin referenced); SNG Copenhagen –; SNG Berry 1462 (this coin). EF, a couple faint marks on obverse, double struck on reverse. Excellent portrait. Apparently unique, the only example of this variety recorded.

From the collection of a Northern California Gentleman. Ex Numismatic Fine Arts XVIII (31 March 1987), lot 254; Burton Y. Berry Collection.