AR Tetradrachm 26mm. 13.10g. Alexandria Mint RY1 (37/36 B.C.)
Diademed head of Ptolemy I, r., wearing aegis around neck
Eagle standing l. on thunderbolt, wings closed, palm branch beneath far wing; pellet above eagle's head; LA (date) over headdress of Isis to l., PA to r.
Svoronos 1823 (as Ptolemy XIII); SNG Copenhagen 403
Good VF. Toned with underlying lustre in recesses. Scarce. Uneven strike, as typical for the issue, with subsequent porous spots. Typical flan flaws. ex. Elias Hatoun & Sons of Cairo, Egypt, with 1920s-30s business card with circa handwritten Ptolemaic history note on the reverse.
Elias Hatoun was a famous and well-regarded merchant of antiquities located in the Muski (Mousky) Street Bazaar in the 1890s to 1930s. His company found international esteem when he provided Egyptian antiquities - notably Mamluk furniture - to the 1893 and 1904 World's Fairs in the United States.