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356, Lot: 238. Estimate $100.
Sold for $160. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter. As satrap, 323-305 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 16.76 g, 5h). In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon. Byblos mint. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, legs crossed; B in left field, OI below throne. Price 3420 (Berytos mint); HGC 10, 1003 (Berytos, same obv. die as illustration). Near VF, toned, some roughness and scratches. Rare.

From the collection of Dr. Will Gordon.