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E-auction 558-491881 - bgr_869343 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS Chalque

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS Chalque VF
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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 40 €
Maximum bid : 120 €
End of the sale : 25 December 2023 14:00:40
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Chalque
Date: c. 285-277 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cyrène, Cyrénaïque
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,17 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée. Bustes agréables. Usure importante mais régulière. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste de Ptolémée Ier sous les traits d’Hercule avec la léonté nouée sur le cou ; grènetis circulaire.

Reverse


Reverse description : La Libye diadémée et drapée à droite coiffé de la tainia, les cheveux longs tombant en grandes mèches sur le cou ; une petite corne d’abondance (cornucopiae) à la pointe du cou.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS - PTOLEMAIOU.
Reverse translation : (roi Ptolémée).

Commentary


Trou de centrage visible des deux côtés.

Historical background


EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS

(285-246 BC)

Ptolemy II succeeded his father in 283 BC but he was already associated with business before that date. Married in 288 BC to Arsinoe, the daughter of Lysimachus, he married his second wife in 276 BC his sister, Arsinoe II. Daughter of Ptolemy I and Berenice, she had married successively Lysimachus, then Ptolemy Ceraunos, her half-brother, and was deified, identified with the goddess Hathor, when she died in 271 BC. Ptolemy issued an important coinage restitution to recall his memory. During the last twenty-five years of his life, Ptolemy II completed the Lighthouse of Alexandria.

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