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Live auction - bgr_710461 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY III EUERGETES Deux drachmes et demie d’or

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Estimate : 16 000 €
Price : 26 000 €
Maximum bid : 26 000 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2022 14:34:06
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Deux drachmes et demie d’or
Date: c. 244-221 AC.
Mint name / Town : Égypte, Alexandrie
Metal : gold
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 10,53 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Beau buste, bien venu à la frappe. Revers détaillé. Des traces de nettoyage
Catalogue references :
Sv.476  - Cop.  - GC.  - MP.-  - BMC.3
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente CNG 97, 17 septembre 2014, n° 423 (13.000 USD+ frais) et de la collection P.-R. B


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRPRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé et voilé de Bérénice à droite ; grènetis circulaire.


Reverse description : Corne d’abondance entre deux étoiles à six rais.
Reverse legend : BASILISSHS - BERENIKHS.
Reverse translation : (Reine Bérénice).


C’est la première fois que nous présentons ce type à la vente ! .

Historical background

EGYPT - UNITED Ptolemy - Ptolemy III Euergetes

(246-221 BC)

Ptolemy III Euergetes (the Generous) is the son of Ptolemy II Philadelphus and Arsinoe he restored mint on beautiful octodrachmes and divisional involving his parents and grandparents, Ptolemy I Soter and Berenice. The Ptolemaic kingdom reached its zenith under his reign. In permanent conflict with the Seleucids, he invaded Asia Minor and pushed the Egyptian army until the Medes after the assassination of his sister Berenice, widow of Antiochus II. Unrest in Egypt, where Berenice II was regent forced him to end his successful campaign to regain the kingdom. At his death in 221 BC, he left an important empire which dominates the south of Syria and Asia Minor, Egypt and more.

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