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Live auction - bgr_442282 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY I SOTER Tétradrachme

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY I SOTER Tétradrachme AU
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 350 €
Maximum bid : 350 €
End of the sale : 12 September 2017 14:39:13
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 284-283 AC.
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,27 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Beau portrait de Ptolémée Ier. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé de Ptolémée à droite avec l'égide nouée autour du cou ; signé derrière l’oreille.
Obverse legend : D.

Reverse


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

Commentary


Nous n’avons pas relevé d’identité de coin pertinente. C’est l’une des émissions les plus importantes pour Ptolémée Ier (224 exemplaires dans le trésor de Meydancikkale (Gülnar II) n° 3391-3614).

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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