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Live auction - bgr_612337 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY I SOTER Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : 1 658 €
Maximum bid : 1 789 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 14:39:49
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 310-305 AC.
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 15,72 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée des deux côtés. Très beau buste d’Alexandre le Grand ainsi qu’un joli revers, bien venu à la frappe. Agréable patine grise de collection avec des reflets dorés
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Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste cornu et diadémé d'Alexandre le Grand sous les traits de Zeus-Ammon à droite, coiffé de la dépouille d'éléphant avec l'égide ; grènetis circulaire perlé.


Reverse description : Athéna Promachos ou Alkidemos marchant à droite, brandissant une javeline de la main droite et tenant un bouclier de la gauche ; dans le champ à à gauche, un monogramme, un autre dans le champ à droite et un troisième à l’exergue.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDROU// (DI).
Reverse translation : (d’Alexandre).

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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