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CNG 103, Lot: 397. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $3500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter. 305-282 BC. AV Third Chryson – ‘Hemidrachm’ (10mm, 1.76 g, 1h). Alexandreia mint. Struck circa 300-285 BC. Diademed head right, wearing aegis around neck / eagle standing left, wings spread, on thunderbolt; monogram to left. Svoronos 197; SNG Copenhagen 45. EF, toned, scattered light marks.

From the M. A. Armstrong Collection. Ex G. Hirsch 196 (24 September 1997), lot 49; G. Hirsch 20 (2 April 1959), lot 808.