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bgr_398701 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS Tétradrachme

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS Tétradrachme VF
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 271/270 - 267/266 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tyr, Phénicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,03 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, légèrement taché au revers. Beau portrait de Ptolémée Ier. Frappe molle au revers. Patine de collection anciene
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection Abdo Ayoub

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé de Ptolémée Ier à droite avec l'égide nouée autour du cou.

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un foudre, les ailes entrouvertes ; dans le champ monogramme de Tyr et massue.
Reverse legend : [PTOLEMAIOU] - BASILEWS/ TUR/ H.
Reverse translation : (de Ptolémée roi).

Commentary


Contremarque derrière la tête en bordure du grènetis.

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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