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720989
Sale: CNG 72, Lot: 989. Estimate $7500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2006. 
Sold For $12000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter. As satrap, 323-305 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.58 g, 12h). Attic Standard. Memphis or Alexandreia mint. Stuck in the name of Alexander III of Macedon, circa 317 BC. Diademed head of Alexander right, wearing elephant's skin headdress / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; thunderbolt in left field, PY below throne. Svoronos 20; Zervos Issue B-VII; SNG Copenhagen 11 var. (monogram not PY). EF. Rare early issue struck in exceptionally high relief.



See K. Lorber, “A Revised Chronology of the Coins of Ptolemy I” (NC 2005), for the revised dating of the issues of Ptolemy I.