PTOLEMY I SILVER TETRADRACHM – ELEPHANT SKIN CAP ISSUE OVERSTRUCK ON A COIN OF PHILIP III – VF GREEK PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM COIN (Inv. 12181)
EGYPT. PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM. Ptolemy I as Satrap, 323-305/4 BC
Silver Tetradrachm, 15.67 g., 28 mm., struck at Alexandria, ca. 311-305 BC.
Obv. Head of Alexander the Great wearing an elephant skin cap.
Rev. AΛEΞANΔPOY, Athena Alkidemos striding right, with raised spear and shield, Corinthian helmet above eagle in right field, XA control at right.
Svoronos 162; Zervos Issue 28; SNG Copenhagen 29.
NGC graded VF, Strike 4/5, Surface 3/5, “scratches, overstruck and countermark”, overstruck over another tetradrachm, perhaps an Alexander type issue of Philip III, whose flattened legend appears next to the reverse legend.