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Live auction - bgr_626541 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY IV PHILOPATOR Tetrachalque

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Type : Tetrachalque
Date: c. 221-220 AC.
Mint name / Town : Alexandria
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 38 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 44,93 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Très joli portrait de Zeus-Ammon, bien détaillé. Quelques faiblesses au revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée et cornue de Zeus- Ammon à droite.


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).


Trou de centrage des deux côtés.

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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