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E-auction 237-160474 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS Hemichalque

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS Hemichalque VF
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 31 €
Maximum bid : 32 €
End of the sale : 30 October 2017 14:00:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Hemichalque
Date: c. 260-246 AC.
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,88 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan à l’usure très importante, lisible et identifiable
Catalogue references :
Sv. - BMC.- - Cop.166 - GC.- - MP.-

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée et cornue de Zeus Ammon à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un foudre, les ailes ouvertes.
Reverse legend : PTOLEMAIOU - BASILEWS/ E (Prolemaiou Basilews).
Reverse translation : (de Ptolémée roi).

Commentary


Trou de centrage des deux côtés. La plus petite dénomination pour les monnaies lagides.

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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