Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 110   |   24 September 2018 Sort by Lot-NumberSort by Estimate
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Estimate: 8'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 6'400 CHF Price realized: 19'000 CHF
Ptolemies Kings of Egypt, Ptolemy I as satrap, 323 – 305. Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander III, Alexandria circa 310-305, AR 15.55 g. Diademed head of Alexander r., wearing elephant skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟY Athena Promachos advancing r., brandishing spear and holding shield; in l. field, monogram and in r. field, ΔI and eagle. Svoronos 142. SNG Copenhagen 21.
In exceptional condition for the issue, possibly the finest specimen known. A superb
portrait of great beauty and a lovely old cabinet tone, good extremely fine
Ex Ars Classica I, 1921, Pozzi, 3191 and Glendining 23 February 1961, Lockett part XII, 2773 sales.

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