SYRIA, Coele-Syria. Chalkis ad Libanon. Ptolemaios, tetrarch, circa 85-40 BC. AE (Bronze, 14 mm, 1.56 g, 12 h), year 2 of the Pompeian Era = 63/2. Head of Hermes to right, wearing winged petasos. Rev. L - B Filleted kerykeion with club-shaped staff; to left, two monograms; all within laurel wreath. HGC 9, 1447 var. (differing monograms). Lindgren III, 1229 var. (differing monograms). Very rare and unusually attractive. The reverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
From the collection of Dr. P. Vogl, ex Aufhäuser 8, 10 October 1991, 257 (with original ticket).