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Live auction - bgr_501281 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY III EUERGETES Octodrachme d’or (mnaieon)

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Estimate : 7 500 €
Price : 7 100 €
Maximum bid : 9 500 €
End of the sale : 05 March 2019 14:38:45
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Octodrachme d’or (mnaieon)
Date: c. 240 AC.
Mint name / Town : Alexandria
Metal : gold
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 27,66 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire avec des coups ancien sur la tranche et de petites griffures dans les champs. Jolis bustes des deux cotés. Fine patine de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la vente iNumis 11, lot 26, du 19 mars 2010


Obverse description : Bustes accolés de Ptolémée II Philadelphe diadémé et drapé et d’Arsinoé II diadémée et voilée à droite ; derrière un bouclier ovale.
Obverse legend : ADELFWN.


Reverse description : Bustes accolés de Ptolémée Ier Soter diadémé et drapé et de Bérénice I diadémée et voilée à droite.
Reverse legend : QEWN.

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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