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Live auction - bgr_467422 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY I SOTER Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 750 €
Price : 450 €
Maximum bid : 450 €
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 14:52:27
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 290-289 AC.
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,26 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Très beau buste de Ptolémée Ier. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine de collection avec des reflets dorés
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Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé de Ptolémée Ier Soter à droite avec l'égide nouée autour du cou.


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


Nous n’avons pas relevé d’identité de coin pertinente pour cet exemplaire. Un grafitti en bordure de flan devant le nez.

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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