Ptolemy I Sorter
Alexander the Great Tetradrachm
The Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt
Alexandria mint, 311-305 BC
Ptolemy was a Macedonian general under Alexander the Great who became ruler of Egypt and founded the Ptolemaic dynasty. He was the first Greek Pharaoh that reigned over Egypt and is considered one of the most successful rulers in history.
The Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt was founded in 305 BC and lasted until 30 BC when it came under the control of Rome. During its time, it became a significant cultural center with Greek language becoming the official language and home to
Ptolemy I died in 283 BCE, leaving a thriving kingdom and rich cultural legacy behind. His influence is felt to this day, with his dynasty ruling Egypt until the Roman conquest in 30 BCE.
His coins, all of Alexander’s standard silver tetradrachms, circulated throughout the Mediterranean. He also struck gold coins, which are incredibly rare and highly sought after.
Ptolemy I’s Coin replicas offers collectors the opportunity to own a piece of history without paying exorbitant prices for original coins.
Obverse: Head of Alexander the Great right, wearing horn of Ammon in an elephant headdress, a symbol of his conquest in India.
Reverse: ALEXAND POU, Athena Alkidemos standing right, brandishing spear & shield, AG monogram to left, eagle standing on a thunderbolt to right.
Athena Alkidemos (Defender of the People) is poised for battle on this tetradrachm.
Diameter: 26 mm
Material: Silver-plated lead-free
Made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of the coin printed on the flip insert.