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E-auction 196-125916 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS Dichalque

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS Dichalque VF/VG
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Estimate : 35 €
Price : 21 €
Maximum bid : 22 €
End of the sale : 16 January 2017 14:01:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Dichalque
Date: c. 274-261 AC.
Mint name / Town : Égypte, Alexandrie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 30,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 24,43 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan à bords biseautés. Belle tête de Zeus. Revers lisse. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Zeus à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un foudre, les ailes déployées.
Reverse legend : PTOLEMAIOU - BASILEWS/ SW/ U.

Commentary


Portrait de qualité tout à fait exceptionnelle pour ce type de bronze, “hellénistique”, très proche de par son style de l’exemplaire du musée de Francfort (MP 56).

Historical background


EGYPT - UNITED Ptolemy - Ptolemy II Philadelphus

(285-246 BC)

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 of Alexandria.

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