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bgr_922160 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS Décadrachme

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS Décadrachme  XF
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Price : 2 800.00 €
Type : Décadrachme
Date: c. 253-246 AC.
Mint name / Town : Alexandria
Metal : silver
Diameter : 35 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 33,95 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Joli revers, bien venu à la frappe. Métal légèrement griffé au droit mais buste agréable. Patine grise
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Obverse


Obverse legend : T DERRIÈRE LA TÊTE.
Obverse description : Buste voilé, diadémé et drapé d'Arsinoé à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Double corne d'abondance remplies de fruits avec des bandelettes.
Reverse legend : ARSINOHS - FILADELFOU.
Reverse translation : (d’Arsinoé Philadelphe).

Historical background


EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS

(285-246 BC)

Coinage in the name of Arsinoe II

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 where Alexander was buried. It was one of the Seven Wonders of the World along with the Museum and Library of Alexandria.

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