A beautifully toned portrait tetradrachm of Ptolemy I
Lot 1683
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter, 305-282 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 14.22 g, 12 h), Alexandria, after 294. Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis around neck; small Δ behind ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt; to left, P above monogram of ΠAP. CPE 168. SNG Copenhagen 70. Svoronos 255. A beautifully toned piece with an attractive portrait. Minor flan faults on the obverse and with a thin flan crack, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.

From the collection of a historian ('Aus der Sammlung eines Altertumswissenschaftlers'), Künker 347, 22 March 2021, 7, reportedly privately acquired in March 1986.
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250 CHF
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1600 CHF
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Closing time: 17-Jul-22, 15:06:30 CEST
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