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Live auction - bgr_741449 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY V EPIPHANES Tétradrachme

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY V EPIPHANES Tétradrachme MS/AU
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Estimate : 800 €
Price : 685 €
Maximum bid : 800 €
End of the sale : 07 June 2022 14:31:25
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 31
Mint name / Town : Alexandria
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,22 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Superbe portrait de Ptolémée, de haut relief. Revers finement détaillé. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés et bleutés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un foudre, les ailes repliées.
Reverse legend : PTOLEMAIOU - BASILEWS.

Historical background


EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY V EPIPHANES

(204-180 BC)

Ptolemy V, king at 5, died at 29. He was crowned Pharaoh in Memphis in 197 BC. This event was immortalized by the Rosetta stone that Champollion was to transcribe 2,000 years later, delivering the key to the hieroglyphic writing. Ptolemy V married Cleopatra I, daughter of Antiochus III, and left two minor sons: Ptolemy VI and VIII.

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