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Triton XXII, Lot: 424. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $1900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes. 204-180 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 13.72 g, 1h). Uncertain military mint in Phoenicia. Struck circa 202-200 BC. Diademed and draped bust right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; no control marks. Svoronos 1300; Olivier 2791–6 var. (D14/R– [unlisted rev. die]); Mørkholm, Portrait, Group XIII, obv. die A15; SNG Copenhagen –; BMC –; Noeske –. EF, toned, slightly off center, minor die wear on obverse. Very rare issue without control marks, 14 recorded by Olivier, including all five in CoinArchives.

From the collection of a Northern California Gentleman, purchased from Dr. A. Saslow, March 1985.