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CNG 112, Lot: 370. Estimate $2500.
Sold for $1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter. As satrap, 323-305/4 BC, or king, 305/4-282 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28.5mm, 15.67 g, 1h). Ptolemaic standard. In the name of Alexander III of Macedon. Alexandreia mint. Struck circa 306-300 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, wearing elephant skin, aegis around neck with tiny Δ in scales / Athena Alkidemos advancing right; to right, helmet, ΔI, and eagle standing right on thunderbolt. CPE 72; Svoronos 169; Zervos Issue 31, dies 528/c; SNG Copenhagen 30. Lightly toned, some die wear on obverse, minor flan flaw in field on reverse. EF.