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bgr_558953 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS Octochalque

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS Octochalque VF
150.00 €(Approx. 163.50$ | 124.50£)
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Type : Octochalque
Date: c. 260-246 AC.
Mint name / Town : Phénicie, Tyr
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 42 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 66,50 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré à l’usure importante qui reste toutefois bien identifiable. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

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 ; dans le champ à gauche, une massue posée vertcilement.
Reverse legend : PTOLEMAIOU - BASILEWS/ DI (Prolemaiou Basilews).
Reverse translation : (de Ptolémée roi).

Commentary


Trou de centrage des deux côtés. Exemplaire de poids léger pour ce type. Au revers les lettres (DI) entre les pattes de l’aigle se rencontrent pour Ptolémée IV à l’atelier d’Alexandrie.

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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