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Sale: CNG 72, Lot: 990. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2006. 
Sold For $1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter. As satrap, 323-305 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.57 g, 6h). Attic Standard. Memphis or Alexandreia mint. Stuck in the name of Alexander III of Macedon, circa 316 BC. Diademed head of Alexander right, wearing elephant's skin headdress / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; thunderbolt in left field, OP below throne. Svoronos 24; Zervos Issue B-VIII; SNG Copenhagen 11 var. (monogram not PO). VF, toned, porous, areas of roughness. Rare early issue.

From the Robert A. Weimer Collection.

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