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Live auction - bgr_780131 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY IX SOTER II AND CLEOPATRA III Tétradrachme

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY IX SOTER II AND CLEOPATRA III Tétradrachme AU
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bgr_780131
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 2
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,36 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire, idéalement centré, fissuré à 4h. Buste finement détaillé. Patine grise avec de légers reflets bleutés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée de Ptolémée IX à droite avec l’égide.

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un foudre, les ailes entrouvertes.
Reverse legend : PTOLEMAIOU - BASILEWS/ LB/ PA.
Reverse translation : (de Ptolémée roi, an 2).

Historical background


EGYPT - UNITED Ptolemy - Ptolemy IX SOTER II AND III CLEOPATRA

(116-107 BC)

First reign

Ptolemy IX, born in 141 BC, is the eldest son of Ptolemy VIII Euergetes (145-116 BC) and Cleopatra III. He succeeded his father in 116 BC He named his younger brother, Ptolemy X Alexander I, the governor of Cyprus in 113 BC In 106 BC, he was overthrown by his brother and took his place in Cyprus. Ptolemy X reigned with his mother until her death. Finally, after a reign of eighteen years, he was driven by the Alexandrians and murdered at sea in 88 BC Ptolemy IX Soter II then retook his throne for the last eight years of his life.

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