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bgr_714624 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS Tétradrachme

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS Tétradrachme XF/VF
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 27
Mint name / Town : Sidon, Phénicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,71 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée présentant un tréflage au droit mais joli portrait. Usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

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 de chaque côté, les deux premières lettres de l’atelier, la date et un monogramme.
Reverse legend : PTOLEMAIOU - SWTHROS/ SI/ DI - KI.
Reverse translation : (Ptolémée le grand/ an 30).

Commentary


Contremarque au revers.

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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