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bgr_398700 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY III EUERGETES Tétradrachme

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY III EUERGETES Tétradrachme VF/VF
280.00 €(Approx. 319.20$ | 246.40£)
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 2
Mint name / Town : Joppé, Palestine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,92 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, décentré et taché au droit. Joli revers bien visible. Patine de collection ancienne
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// B/ (GA)/ Q.

Commentary


Ce type semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

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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