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Live auction - bgr_482434 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS Décadrachme

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS Décadrachme AU
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Type : Décadrachme
Date: c. 253/252 - 246 AC.
Mint name / Town : Alexandria
Metal : silver
Diameter : 34 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 34,28 g.
Rarity : R2
Slab
slab NGC
NGC :
Coments on the condition:
Sous coque NGC XF. Exemplaire sur un flan large, bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait d’Arsinoé II. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Hirsch 267 du 7 mai 2010, n° 376 et de la collection B. Odaert. Exemplaire sous coque NGC

Obverse


Obverse legend : HH 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.

Commentary


Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire de Triton VI, 2003, n° 493.

Historical background


EGYPT - UNITED Ptolemy - Ptolemy II Philadelphus

(285-246 BC)

Coinage in the name of Arsinoe II (+271 avant J.-C.)

Ptolemy II succeeded his father in 283 BC, but it was associated with the business before that date. Married in 288 BC Arsinoe, daughter of Lysimachus, he married a second time in 276 BC, his sister, Arsinoe II. Daughter of Ptolemy I and Berenice, she had married successively Lysimachus and Ptolemy Ceraunos, his half-brother, and was deified, identified with the goddess Hathor, when she died in 271 BC Ptolemy was an important issue coinage restitution to remember him. During the last twenty-five years of his life, Ptolemy II had completed the Lighthouse where Alexander was buried. It was one of the seven wonders of the world with the Museum and the Library of Alexandria.

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