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CNG 91, Lot: 394. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter. As satrap, 323-305 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 16.89 g, 12h). In the name of Philip III of Macedon. Sidon mint. Dated RY 16 of Abdalonymos (318/7 BC). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; Π (date) in left field, ΣI below throne. Price P177 (same dies as illustration); Newell, Dated 47 (dies XXIV/β); Rouvier 1205; HGC 10, 270; DCA 878. Near EF, toned, a few field marks. Rare.

From a Continental Collection, acquired in 1970.