On an Exceptional Flan for Issue
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter.
|Sale: CNG 75, Lot: 551. Estimate $2500.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 23 May 2007.
Sold For $2300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
305-282 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.63 g, 1h). Ptolemaic standard. Alexandreia mint. Struck in the name of Alexander III of Macedon, circa 305 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, wearing elephant skin headdress; small D
in aegis / Athena Alkidemos advancing right; to right, helmet, monogram, and eagle standing right on thunderbolt. Svoronos 168; Jenkins, Early
group a; SNG Copenhagen 19. EF, lightly toned, a hint of a die shift on obverse. Well centered on a broad flan.