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bgr_627102 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY III EUERGETES Tetrobole

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY III EUERGETES Tetrobole VF/XF
175.00 €(Approx. 190.75$ | 145.25£)
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Type : Tetrobole
Date: c. 246-221 AC.
Mint name / Town : Alexandria
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 39 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 46,60 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan à bords biseautés à l’usure prononcée au droit. Joli revers de style fin. Patine marron
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, la tête tournée à droite ; une corne d’abondance derrière l’aile.
Reverse legend : PTOLEMAIOU - BASILEWS/ (SE) (Prolemaiou Basilews).
Reverse translation : (Ptolémée roi).

Commentary


Trou de centrage des deux côtés. Ce type était précédemment attirbue à Ptolémée IV.

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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