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bgr_301022 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS Tétradrachme

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS Tétradrachme AU
550.00 €(Approx. 621.50$ | 456.50£)
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 284-283 AC.
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : silver
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,56 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
exemplaire sur un flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés. Très beau portrait. Petite faiblesse de frappe au revers. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un foudre, les ailes entrouvertes.
Reverse legend : PTOLEMAIOU- BASILEWS// R/ PAR.
Reverse translation : (Ptolémée roi).

Commentary


C’est l’une des premières émissions pour Ptolémée II. Très belle expression de visage. Un graffiti sur le visage. Une minuscule contremarque en forme de croisette derrière l’aigle. Un exemplaire comparable s’est vendu 510 € avec un maximum à 578 € et cinq offres dans MONNAIES 31, n° 103.

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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