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bgr_703227 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS Dichalque

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS Dichalque XF
210.00 €(Approx. 237.30$ | 178.50£)
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Type : Dichalque
Date: c. 264-263 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sicile (?)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,78 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée présentant un joli portrait de Zeus. Usure régulière. Patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée et barbue de Zeus (Jupiter) à droite ; grènetis circulaire.

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un foudre, les ailes déployées ; dans le champ à gauche, un bouclier et un monogramme.
Reverse legend : PTOLEMAIOU - BASILEWS.
Reverse translation : (Ptolémée roi).

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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