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Live auction - bgr_831749 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY V EPIPHANES Tétradrachme

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY V EPIPHANES Tétradrachme AU/AU
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Estimate : 2 200 €
Price : 1 450 €
Maximum bid : 1 750 €
End of the sale : 06 June 2023 14:34:12
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 202-200 AC
Mint name / Town : Atelier phénicien incertain
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,84 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Superbe revers de style fin. Joli portrait. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé et drapé de Ptolémée IV à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un foudre.
Reverse legend : PTOLEMAIOU - FILOPATOROS/ NI/ A.

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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