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Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 517

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter. As satrap, 323-305/4 BC, or king, 305/4-282 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 15.63 g, 12h). Ptolemaic standard. In the name of Alexander III of Macedon. Uncertain Mint 3, probably Memphis. Struck circa 306-303 BC.


Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I
Lot: 517.
 Estimated: $ 3 000

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 9 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter. As satrap, 323-305/4 BC, or king, 305/4-282 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 15.63 g, 12h). Ptolemaic standard. In the name of Alexander III of Macedon. Uncertain Mint 3, probably Memphis. Struck circa 306-303 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, wearing elephant skin, aegis around neck / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟY, Athena Alkidemos advancing right; monogram to inner left; to right, monogram and eagle standing right on thunderbolt. CPE 89; Svoronos 139; Zervos Issue 67, dies 630/a (this coin referenced); SNG Copenhagen 23; Boston MFA 2256; Gulbenkian 1073; Morgan 189 (this coin); Noeske 2–3. Beautiful old collection tone, light graffito under tone in field on reverse. EF.

From the Matthew Curtis Collection. Ex Leu 83 (6 May 2002), lot 456; Kirk Davis 41 (March 2003), no. 62; Michael F. Price Collection (Stack's, 3 December 1996), lot 82; J. Pierpont Morgan Collection (Stack’s, 14 September 1983), lot 31, purchased by Morgan between 1907 and 1913.


The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I will be held Tuesday afternoon, 14 January 2020 beginning at 2:00 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.