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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Ptolemaic Egypt| > SH09312
Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, Ptolemy I Soter, 305 - 282 B.C.
|Ptolemaic| |Egypt|, |Ptolemaic| |Kingdom| |of| |Egypt,| |Ptolemy| |I| |Soter,| |305| |-| |282| |B.C.|, Minted in Alexandria, then the new capital of Egypt. After capturing Jerusalem, Ptolemy carried 100,000 prisoners to Alexandria to populate his new city. His liberality and grants of privileges eventually transformed these prisoners into the most faithful of his subjects.
SH09312. Silver tetradrachm, Svoronos 247; Noeske 25 (288 - 287 B.C.); BMC Ptolemies p. 23, 84; SNG Cop -; Hosking -; Malter -, gF, Alexandria mint, weight 13.18g, maximum diameter 25.5mm, die axis 0o, c. 294 - 285 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis, small ∆ behind ear; reverse ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed, head left, P over A in left field; various banker's marks, graffiti on reverse; SOLD











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