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CNG 111, Lot: 413. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $3500. 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 (28.5mm, 15.65 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 / Athena Alkidemos advancing right; ΘE monogram to left; to right, Corinthian helmet right, ΔI, and eagle standing right on thunderbolt. CPE 73; Svoronos 177; Zervos Issue 33, dies 534/ – (unlisted rev. die); Boston MFA 2258 (same obv. die); SNG Lockett 3394 (same obv. die). Good VF, attractively toned, a little off center, slight die shift on obverse.

From the PRB Collection.