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E-auction 67-32060 - bgr_334505 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 320 €
Price : 197 €
Maximum bid : 217 €
End of the sale : 28 July 2014 15:03:30
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 272/271 - 266/265 AC.
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,71 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait. Joli revers à l’usure régulière. Patine gris foncé. A été nettoyé anciennement
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un foudre, les ailes entr'ouvertes ; dans le champ à gauche, un bouclier.
Reverse legend : PTOLEMAIOU - BASILEXS// S/ E.

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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