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Live auction - bgr_384394 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS Tétradrachme

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS Tétradrachme XF
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 31 October 2017 14:34:14
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 285-284 AC.
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,18 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête de Ptolémée Ier. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Très jolie patine de médaillier avec des reflets dorés

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un foudre, les ailes entre ouvertes ; dans le champ à gauche, une corne d’abondance.
Reverse legend : PTOLEMAIOU - BASILEWS// R/ (MI).
Reverse translation : (Ptolémée roi).

Commentary


Nous n’avons pas relevé d’identité de coin pertinente.

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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