I was just browsing Forvm Ancient coins
that are for sale. And I noticed:
"6869. Silver tetradrachm
, BMC-, SNG Cop -, gVF, Salamis, Cyprus, 13.87g, 26.2mm, 40o, 177-176 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Ptolemy I right wearing aegis; reverse PTOLEMAIOU
BASILEWS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, owl in left field, LE (regnal year 5) over SA (Salamis mint, Cyprus) in right field; superb portrait, fantastic style, extremely rare, possibly unique; $2000.00 ON RESERVE"
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However, I thought I have seen something similar
so I browsed Svoronos and found this: http://www.coin.com//images/dr/svoronos/svc045p001p.html
Nr 3 is most similar, however, the portrait seems to be an older one. However, I think it is a variant.
What do you think ?
ps. just a curiosity, Svoronos thought that th coin was worth 30 franc (1904)