Ptolemy I Soter; head of Alexander/eagle on thunderbolt
Description: Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy I Soter (305 - 282 BC). Alexandria mint. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right with Ammon's horn / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt.
Diameter: AE12 mm
Weight: 1,62 g
Attribution: Svoronos 239; SNG Cop 59-61
Commentary: rare; bronze surfaces, remains of green patina, some roughness, slightly off-center
History: Ptolemy was very eager to get the Alexander's body, what he ultimately reached kidnapping the funeral procession on its way to Macedonia.
Article Number: 037-06-08-41652