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bgr_557391 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY I SOTER Tétradrachme

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY I SOTER Tétradrachme VF/XF
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 289-288 AC.
Mint name / Town : Alexandria
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,81 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Bel aigle au revers. Usure plus importante au droit. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un foudre, les ailes entrouvertes ; dans le champ à gauche, deux monogrammes.
Reverse legend : PTOLEMAIOU - BASILEWS/ R/ (AUR).

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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