Leu Numismatik

Web Auction 20  –  16 - 18 July 2022

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Leu Numismatik, Web Auction 20

Celtic, Greek, Central Asian, Roman, Byzantine, Medieval, Islamic and World c...

Part 1: Sa, 16.07.2022, from 12:54 PM CEST
Part 2: Su, 17.07.2022, from 12:00 PM CEST
Part 3: Mo, 18.07.2022, from 12:00 PM CEST
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Part 1: Sa, 16.07.2022, until 11:45 AM CEST
Part 2: Su, 17.07.2022, until 11:45 AM CEST
Part 3: Mo, 18.07.2022, until 11:45 AM CEST
Web Auction 20 Part I, lots 110-1309, will be postponed to Saturday, 16 July 2022, 12:54 pm CEST due to overloading of the Leu website. Parts II (lots 1310-2606) and III (lots 2607-3900) will take place on Sunday, 17 July 2022, and Monday, 18 July 2022, respectively, each starting at 12 pm CEST. Leu Web Auction 21 (lots 4001-5468) will take place on Tuesday, 19 July 2022, starting at 10 am CEST.

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★ A beautifully toned tetradrachm of Ptolemy I struck on a broad flan ★

PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter, As satrap, 323-305 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 15.64 g, 1 h), first reduced standard, Alexandria, circa 306-300. Diademed head of the deified Alexander III to right, with horn of Zeus Ammon above his ear, wearing elephant skin headdress and aegis around his neck; small Δ on aegis. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Athena Alkidemos advancing right, brandishing spear with her right hand and holding shield in her left; to right, Corinthian helmet to right over monogram and eagle with closed wings standing right on thunderbolt. CPE 69. SNG Copenhagen 19. Svoronos 168. Struck on a broad flan and beautifully toned. Light doubling on the obverse and with a few light marks, otherwise, good very fine.

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 123, 9 May 2021, 890.

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