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89001308
Triton XV, Lot: 1308. 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 BC. AV Stater (16mm, 8.51 g, 9h). In the types of Alexander III. Kyrene mint; Theupheides, magistrate. Struck circa 314-313 BC. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with serpent, and necklace; [KYPANAION above] / [ΠTOΛEMAIOY], Nike standing left, holding wreath in extended right hand and cradling stylis in left arm; ΘEYΦ to upper left, Silphion plant below left wing. Svoronos 61 = Naville 126 = Mørkholm, Kyrene 3 (same obv. die). Near VF. Extremely rare, only one example published, from a public collection (Athens).