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Live auction - bgr_700567 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY I SOTER Tétradrachme

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY I SOTER Tétradrachme AU/AU
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bgr_700567
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 287-286 AC.
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,13 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire, centré des deux côtés. Superbe aigle, de très bon style, finement détaillé. Des graffiti dans les champs. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


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