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    Attractive Ptolemy I Tetradrachm

    Ptolemy I Soter, as satrap (ca. 323-305 BC). AR tetradrachm (28mm, 14.81 gm, 1h). Alexandria, ca. 310-306 BC. Head of Alexander right, wearing diadem and elephant's skin headdress / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Athena advancing right, brandishing spear and holding shield; monograms to left and right; eagle on thunderbolt in right field. Svoronos 139. SNG Copenhagen 23. Attractively toned and sharply struck from dies of fine style. None of the graffiti or test marks commonly found on this issue! Choice Extremely Fine.

    From the Kim Werner Collection. Ex Numismatic Fine Arts Winter Mail Bid Sale (14 December 1989), lot 809.


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