A SILVER TETRADRACHM OF PTOLEMY I SOTER

A SILVER TETRADRACHM OF PTOLEMY I SOTER


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1312525

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Reign of Ptolemy I Soter (305-283 BCE)

Alexandria Mint

Obverse: Diademed head of Ptolemy I wearing aegis, facing right with Δ behind ear.

Reverse: Eagle on thunderbolt facing left. P over monogram in left field. PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS.

Coin in extremely fine condition

Weight: 13.2 g; Diameter: 26 mm

Bibliography:

Svoronos, 252

SNG Cop, 69

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The founder of the Ptolemaic Dynasty in Egypt, Ptolemy I was a general of Alexander The Great and was appointed satrap of Egypt after his death. His descendants would expand and rule his kingdom until their defeat by the Romans at the Battle of Actium.