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E-auction 66-31416 - bgr_330651 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY IV PHILOPATOR Tetrachalque

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY IV PHILOPATOR Tetrachalque VF
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Estimate : 95 €
Price : 29 €
Maximum bid : 47 €
End of the sale : 21 July 2014 15:00:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Tetrachalque
Date: c. 221-205 AC.
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 38 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 39,39 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et épais à bords biseautés avec une usure prononcée et le métal piqué
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 : PTOLEMAI-OU - BASILEWS/ E (Prolemaiou Basilews).
Reverse translation : (Ptolémée roi).

Commentary


Poids léger. Trou de centrage visible de chaque côté.

Historical background


EGYPT - UNITED Ptolemy - Ptolemy IV Philopator

(221-205 BC)

Ptolemy IV (238-205 AC.) Is the son of Philip IV Euergetes and Berenice II. He received the title of Philopator (the friend of his father) in derision because he is accused of having poisoned. During his reign, it is Sosibios who actually ruled Egypt. He lost by 219 Seleucia Pieria he had to surrender to Antiochus III the Great, but the victory of Raphia in 217 BC restores balance and allowed him to recover Coelesyria the Seleucid. Ptolemy IV after a dissolute life, died at age 33, leaving a five year old child, Ptolemy V, under the tutelage of his wife / sister Arsinoe III.

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