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bgr_427952 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS Tétradrachme

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS Tétradrachme XF
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 266-265 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tyr, Phénicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,31 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais, bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête de Ptolémée. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine avec des reflets dorés

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 - BASILEW[S]/ TUR.

Commentary


Petit graffiti derrière la tête de l’aigle au revers. Même coin de droit que les exemplaires du trésor de Meydancikkale (Gülnar II, n° 4327-4328 pl. 135).

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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