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CNG 111, Lot: 412. Estimate $2500.
Sold for $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter. As satrap, 323-305/4 BC. AV Stater (19mm, 8.56 g, 12h). In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon. Memphis or Alexandreia mint. Struck circa 318/7 BC. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with serpent, single-pendant earring, and necklace / Nike standing left, holding wreath in extended right hand and cradling stylis in left arm; thunderbolt in left field, ΔI below left wing. CPE 29; Svoronos 11; Zervos Issue 82, dies 745/– (unlisted rev. die); Price 3975; SNG Copenhagen 643 (same obv. die); CNG 108, lot 386 (same dies). Near EF, slight bend at edge, scattered light marks on obverse. Well centered on a broad flan.