A SILVER TETRADRACHM OF PTOLEMY I SOTER
Please refer to our stock # C.S.270 when inquiring.
Reign of Ptolemy I Soter (305-283 BCE)
Obverse: Diademed head of Ptolemy I wearing aegis, facing right with Δ behind ear.
Reverse: Eagle on thunderbolt facing left. P over A in left field. PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS.
Coin in extremely fine condition
Weight: 14.2g; Diameter: 26 mm
Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price.
Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
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 in the early 1st Century CE.