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Live auction - bgr_626540 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS Dichalque

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS Dichalque AU/XF
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bgr_626540
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Type : Dichalque
Date: c. 274-261 AC.
Mint name / Town : Alexandria
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 15,40 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire idéalement centré. Joli portrait de Zeus, quasi TTB+. Usure régulière. 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 ; dans le champ à gauche, un bouclier et un monogramme.
Reverse legend : PTOLEMAIOU - BASILEWS/ SW.

Commentary


Beau portrait hellénistique.

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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