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Live auction - bgr_491288 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY III EUERGETES Tetrachalque

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY III EUERGETES Tetrachalque AU
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Estimate : 450 €
Price : 401 €
Maximum bid : 451 €
End of the sale : 31 July 2018 14:15:30
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Tetrachalque
Date: c. 246-221 AC.
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 35 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 35,23 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan à bords biseautés, parfaitement centré avec les grènetis visibles. Très belle tête de Zeus. Joli revers de style fin. Belle patine superficielle
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée et cornue de Zeus Ammon à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un foudre, les ailes déployées ; dans le champ à gauche, une corne d’abondance avec ses bandelettes ; un chrisme entre les pattes de l’aigle.
Reverse legend : PTOLEMAIOU - BASILEWS (Prolemaiou Basilews).
Reverse translation : (Ptolémée roi).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Trou de centrage des deux côtés.

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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