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Live auction - bgr_503463 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY V EPIPHANES Tétradrachme

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY V EPIPHANES Tétradrachme AU
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2019/12/03 14:00:00
bgr_503463
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 31
Mint name / Town : Alexandria
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,02 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, parfaitement centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis complets. Beau portrait taillé à la serpe, légèrement stylisé avec l’égide bien visible. Aigle de style fin. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection R. P

Obverse


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

Reverse


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

Commentary


Sur cet exemplaire, le portrait est parfaitement centré et les traits du Pharaon ne ressemblent plus à ceux de Ptolémée Ier.

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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