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Cover image description: From left: A Nectanebo II gold stater from the 350s/340s. A Ptolemy I stater issued in the name of Philip III of Macedon while Ptolemy was satrap of Egypt (i.e. between 316 and 310 BCE). Images published by kind permission of

Silver tetradrachm (14.28g) minted by Ptolemy I (305–283 BCE). Collection of the Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies, Macquarie University (ACANS 05A03). Photography courtesy of ACANS.

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Names: McKechnie, Paul, 1957- editor. | Cromwell, Jennifer, editor.

Title: Ptolemy I and the transformation of Egypt, 404-282 BCE / edited by Paul McKechnie, Jennifer A. Cromwell.

Description: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2018. | Series: Mnemosyne supplements. History and archaeology of classical antiquity, ISSN 2352-8656 ; volume 415 | Includes bibliographical references and index.

Identifiers: LCCN 2018016199 (print) | LCCN 2018017559 (ebook) | ISBN 9789004367623 (ebook) | ISBN 9789004366961 (hardback : alk. paper)

Subjects: LCSH: Egypt–History–332-30 B.C. | Egypt–History–To 332 B.C. | Ptolemy I Soter, King of Egypt, -283 B.C.

Classification: LCC DT92.P7 (ebook) | LCC DT92.P7 P85 2018 (print) | DDC 932/.021–dc23

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ISSN 2352-8656

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