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430, Lot: 238. Estimate $300.
Sold for $475. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy VI Philometor. First sole reign, 180-170 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27.2mm, 13.20 g, 12h). Paphos mint. Dated RY 12 (170 BC). Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis around neck / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; L IB (date) to left, star above Π to right. Svoronos –; Mørkholm & Kromann –; SNG Copenhagen –; DCA 40 = CNG 70, lot 424 (same dies). VF, toned, some roughness and/or porosity. Extremely rare date, only one in CoinArchives (the CNG 70 specimen).