Description: Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt. Ptolemy I, 323-285 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.58 g) minted at Alexandria with Ptolemy I as Satrap, c. 310-305 BC. Head right of Alexander the Great wearing elephant skin. Reverse: Athena Alkidemos striding right, holding raised spear and shield; in right field, eagle standing right on thunderbolt and monogram. Cf. SNG Cop 25 (slight variance in monogram); Sv. 107. Graffito in reverse right field; countermarked/test-cut twice on each side with a particularly large and well-defined five-pointed star on obverse. Nicely toned and quite interesting. Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value $450 - 650. Categories: Ancient Coins
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