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bgr_617101 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS Hemichalque

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS Hemichalque AU
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Type : Hemichalque
Date: c. 260-246 AC.
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,68 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée au droit. Joli revers. Patine marron
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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