PTOLEMY I SOTER AR TETRADRACHM
Svoronos 265, SNG Copenhagen 73, Toned About Extremely Fine, bankers mark in obverse field, 29.1mm, 14.17 grams, Alexandreia mint, Struck Circa. 300 - 285 B.C.E.
Obverse: Diademed head of Ptolemy to right, wearing aegis around neck, small Δ behind ear
Reverse: Eagle standing to left on thunderbolt, P over monogram in left field, ΠTOΛEMAIOY ΣΩTHPOΣ around
The banker's mark notwithstanding, a simply BEAUTIFUL tetradrachm of the first Ptolemaic King, with deep old cabinet toning and wonderful surfaces!
Ex: Robert Thompson Collection, Philadelphia, (most active 1960's - 80's)