Ptolemy I King of the Ptolemaic Kingdom from 305 BC to 283/2 BC .
Ptolemaios I - also known as Ptolemy of Lagus - was a Macedonian Greek general under Alexander the Great, one of the three Diadochi who succeeded to his empire.

Ptolemy became ruler of Egypt and founded a dynasty which ruled it for the next three centuries, turning Egypt into a Hellenistic kingdom and Alexandria into a center of Greek culture.

He assimilated some aspects of Egyptian culture, however, assuming the traditional title pharaoh in 305/4 BC. The use of the title of pharaoh was often situational: pharaoh was used for an Egyptian audience, and Basileus for a Greek audience, as exemplified by Egyptian coinage.

Ptolemy I Soter died in winter 283 or spring 282 at the age of 84.
Ptolemy I
Epithet: Soter ("the Saviour")
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An AR Tetradrachm struck 300-285 BC in Alexandria
Obverse: diademed head with Aegis right Δ (behind ear)

Reverse: eagle standing left on thunderbolt; ΠTOΛEMAIOY_ΒAΣIΛEΩΣ, P / (ΠAP)

Diameter: 26 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 12.7 g
No notes for this coin
Svoronos 255; SNG Cop 70 - 71; Noeske 41 - 42 (284/3 B.C.); SNG Milan 8; Hazzard C1021; BMC Ptolemies p. 20, 59; Hosking -; Malter -,
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An AR Tetradrachm struck c. 300-285 BC in Alexandria
Obverse: Diademed head right, wearing aegis around neck; tiny Δ behind ear

Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ, eagle with closed wings standing to left on thunderbolt; P above monogram to left

Diameter: 25 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 14.36 g
Ex. Dix Noonan Webb Auction 158; Lot 1190
CPE 168; Svoronos 255; SNG Copenhagen 70
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An AR Tetradrachm struck c. 305-282 BC in Alexandria
Obverse: Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis around neck; Δ behind head

Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ, eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt; monogram to left

Diameter: 26 mm
Die Orientation: 1 H
Weight: 14.25 g

Ex Dr. G.W Collection (Roma Numismatics E-Sale 73; Lot 520)

CPE 174; Svoronos 205; SNG Cop 88
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An AR Tetradrachm struck c. 306-300 BC in Alexandria
Obverse: Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, wearing elephant skin headdress; small Δ on aegis

Reverse: Athena Alkidemos advancing to right, brandishing spear and holding shield; AΛEΞANΔPOY to left, ΘE in inner left field, Corinthian helmet above ΔI and eagle on thunderbolt in right field

Diameter: 27 mm
Die Orientation: 1 H
Weight: 15.75 g
Ex. Olav E. Klingenberg Collection (Oslo Myntgalleri AS Auction 21; Lot 298)
CPE 73; Svoronos 177; SNG Lockett 3394 (same obv. die)