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430, Lot: 232. Estimate $200.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter. As satrap, 323-305 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26.5mm, 17.05 g, 1h). In the name of Philip III of Macedon, types of Alexander III. Sidon mint. Dated RY 14 of Abdalonymos (320/19 BC). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; Ξ (date) in left field, ΣI below throne. Price P172 corr. (4dr not AU); Newell, Dated 43, obv. die XX; DCA 874. Good VF, lightly toned, a couple light marks.

See A. DeShazo, “The Alexander Type Coinage of Sidon” in JONS 233 (forthcoming), for an analysis of this series, proposing a few changes on certain aspects. The article is currently available at