PTOLEMAIC EMPIRE.ALEXANDRIA.Ptolemy I as Satrap of Egypt 323-305 BC.AR.Tetradrachm.Head of Alexander The Great / Athena Alkidemos

Ancient Coins - PTOLEMAIC EMPIRE.ALEXANDRIA.Ptolemy I as Satrap of Egypt 323-305 BC.AR.Tetradrachm.Head of Alexander The Great / Athena Alkidemos
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EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Ptolemy I as Satrap of Egypt 323-305BC.AR.Tetradrachm.reduced weight standad struck circa 310-305 BC. (15.78g, 27mm, 12h)
Head of Alexader III The Great wearing horn of Ammon and clad in elephants scalp and aegis.
Reverse.ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ,Athena-Alkidemos walking right holding in raised right hand a spear andin left sheld, in front monogram ΔΙ and Eagle, above helmet.
Ref: Sv.169, SNG Cop 30.
Extremely fine, obverse wonderful irridescent tone.One of the finest I have seen.

Fainttrace of an undertype.Obverse when coin rotated to 6h forepart of knee and foot of a seate Zeus type can be seen; reverse faint traces of undertype around region where Athena holds shield.

Initially Ptolemy struck Tetradrachms on the Attic weight standad but sometime circa 310 BC the weight of the�Tetradrachm was reduced by approximately 9% to circa 15.70g.The new type tetradrachms were similar to previous issues, older coins were reduced to the lower weight and overstruck.
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