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bgr_809089 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY V EPIPHANES Obole

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY V EPIPHANES Obole XF
145.00 €(Approx. 156.60$ | 127.60£)
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Type : Obole
Date: c. 204-180 AC.
Mint name / Town : Égypte, Alexandrie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,91 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan centré à l’usure à peine plus marquée au droit qu’au revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste cornu et diadèmé d'Alexandre le Grand sous les traits de Zeus-Ammon à droite, coiffé de la dépouille d'éléphant avec l'égide.

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un foudre, les ailes déployées ; entre les serres, un monogramme.
Reverse legend : PTOLEMAIOU - BASILEWS.
Reverse translation : (Ptolémée roi).

Commentary


Poids léger.Trou de centrage visible des deux côtés.

Historical background


EGYPT - UNITED Ptolemy - Ptolemy V Epiphanes

(204-180 BC)

Ptolemy V, King 5 years, died at 29. He was crowned Pharaoh in Memphis in 197 BC This event was immortalized by the Rosetta Stone that Champollion was transcribing 2,000 years later, delivering the key to hieroglyphics. Ptolemy V married Cleopatra I, daughter of Antiochus III, and left two minor son Ptolemy VI and VIII.

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