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CNG 103, Lot: 409. Estimate $500.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy VI Philometor. First sole reign, 180-170 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 14.20 g, 12h). Salamis mint. Dated RY 5 (177/6 BC). Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis around neck / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; piloi of the Dioskouroi across upper field; to left, petasos with diadem above LE (date); ΣA to right. Svoronos 1327; Mørkholm & Kromann 29–32 (A7/P19); SNG Copenhagen 565 (same dies); BMC 19 (same dies); DCA 41. Near EF, lightly toned, slight die wear and porosity on obverse. Very rare, ten examples cited by Mørkholm & Kromann (all from the same obverse die), only one in CoinArchives.