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Live auction - bgr_440917 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY III EUERGETES Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 750 €
Price : 420 €
Maximum bid : 420 €
End of the sale : 12 September 2017 14:40:43
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 3
Mint name / Town : Sidon, Phénicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26,50 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,18 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Belle tête de Ptolémée à l’usure superficielle. Revers de style fin. A été nettoyé anciennement
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire a été acquis en juin 1994 et provient de Conseils Placements


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé de Ptolémée Ier à droite avec l'égide nouée autour du cou.


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un foudre, les ailes entrouvertes ; dans le champ de chaque côté, les deux premières lettres de l’atelier, la date et deux monogrammes.
Reverse legend : PTOLEMAIOU - SWTHROS/ SI/ IH - G/>HL.
Reverse translation : (Ptolémée sauveur Sidon an 3).


C’est l’une des premières émissions pour Ptolémée III. Un petit poinçon sous le menton.

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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