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Live auction - bgr_681223 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY I SOTER Hemidrachme

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Estimate : 900 €
Price : 790 €
Maximum bid : 1 300 €
End of the sale : 07 September 2021 14:50:21
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Hemidrachme
Date: 305-283 AC
Metal : gold
Diameter : 10,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 1,75 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire, centré des deux côtés. Petites marques au droit à 3h et 6h mais très joli buste. Revers à l’usure régulière. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé à droite avec l'égide nouée autour du cou.


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un foudre, les ailes entre ouvertes.
Reverse legend : PTOLEMAIOU - BASILEWS// A.
Reverse translation : (Ptolémée roi).

Historical background

EGYPT - UNITED Ptolemy - Ptolemy I SOTER

(323-283 BC)

King (305-283 avant J.-C.)

Ptolemy was a childhood friend of Alexander. After the latter's death in 323 BC, he received the satrapy of Egypt. Diadochus he fought for forty years against his colleagues, Lysimachus, Seleucus, Antigonus and Demetrius. Ptolemy was the only successor of Alexander to die in his bed.

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