PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter, 305-282 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 14.74 g, 12 h), Alexandria, circa 294 BC. Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis around neck; small Δ behind ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle, with closed wings, standing left on thunderbolt; in field to left, monogram of XA/HP. Lorber, Ptolemaic, 191. SNG Copenhagen -. Svoronos 236. A wonderful, beautifully toned piece with an exceptional portrait. Small graffito of N and some surface cracks on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
From an old Swiss collection, formed since the 1970s.