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bgr_620060 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY III EUERGETES Trihemiobole

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY III EUERGETES Trihemiobole XF
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Type : Trihemiobole
Date: c. 246-222 AC.
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,24 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan à bords biseautés à l’usure régulière. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


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

Commentary


Poids léger. Ce type est parfois attribué aussi à Ptolémée IV Philopator. Trou de centrage visible de chaque côté.

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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