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Lot 3227    SESSION 12 (11.30AM THURSDAY 2ND APRIL)    Ancient Gold Coins

Estimate $15,000
SOLD $24,000

EGYPT, Kingdom of, Ptolemy II, (285-246 B.C.), gold pentadrachm, issued 285-266 B.C., (17.84 g), Alexandria mint, obv. diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, with aegis, rev. eagle to left with closed wings, standing on thunderbolt, in front monogram over shield, behind AI monogram, around **BASILEWS PTOLEMAIOU*, (S.7757, Sv. 551 [p.83, Pl.XIV, 5], cf.BMC 3 [p.46, tetradrachm]). Attractive nearly extremely fine and very rare.

Ex Noble Numismatics Sale 89A, lot 3747. Svoronos knew of only one example of this variety.

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