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Live auction - bgr_364772 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS Tétradrachme

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY II PHILADELPHUS Tétradrachme XF/AU
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 29 September 2015 14:35:45
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 36
Mint name / Town : Joppé, Palestine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,99 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan, bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait de Ptolémée à l’usure régulière. Très joli revers bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés. Conserve au revers son brillant de frappe
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection Abdo Ayoub

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 entr'ouvertes ; dans le champ de chaque côté, les deux premières lettres de l’atelier, la date et deux monogrammes.
Reverse legend : PTOLEMAIOU - SWTHROS// IOP// GA/ LS/ Q.

Commentary


Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire de Meydancikkale (Gülnar n° 4047, pl. 126). Ce type semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

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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