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Stolen CT USA 11-2012 Ptolemy I Soter as satrap Tetradrachm


Contact me if found. Ptolemaic Kingdom. Ptolemy I Soter, as satrap. (323–305/4 BC). Silver tetradrachm (15.65 gm). Uncertain Egyptian mint, ca. 305–ca. 304 BC. Head of the deified Alexander right with horn of Ammon, wearing mitra and elephant headdress merging with aegis tied around neck / AΛΕΞΑΝ?ΡΟΥ, Athena Promachos striding right, brandishing spear in right hand and holding round shield in left, ?ΗΙ monogram in inner left field, in right field KE monogram and eagle standing right on thunderbolt. Svoronos 139, pl. v, 16–17. SNG Copenhagen 23. Elegant and beautiful obverse, with the elephant’s trunk resembling an Egyptian uraeus. Tiny scratch behind Alexander’s eye. Mint state/nearly mint state. Ex Bowers & Merena, 8–9 April 1983 (Connecticut Historical Society and M. Vernon Sheldon Collections), lot 2775. Ex Gemini Jan 6, 2009 Lot 683

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Nicely centered. Sweet portrait. Well detailed on both sides, especially the reverse. Interesting monogram in rev. right field. A fine addition to your collection. Congratulations! -Clay
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Congrats Mark! That's just a phenomenal addition to your collection! Must have been fun bidding on that one :)



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Promptly displayed. :D It's actually even nicer in hand.


I think the fact this lot was in the 600s was a blessing in disguise. If it was a few hundred lots below it might have been a different story. Well done.

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