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Triton XV, Lot: 1319. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $7500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes. 204-180 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 14.07 g, 1h). Uncertain military mint in Phoenicia. Struck under Ptolemy IV, 221-205 BC. Diademed and draped bust right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; no control marks. Svoronos 1300; Mørkholm, Portrait, Issue XIII, obv. die A5 (unrecorded for issue); SNG Copenhagen –; Noeske –. EF, attractively toned. Very rare issue without control marks, Mørkholm records only two examples with the portrait of Ptolemy V, both in museums (Berlin & Nicosia).