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bgr_463318 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY VI PHILOMETOR Dichalque

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY VI PHILOMETOR Dichalque AU/XF
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Type : Dichalque
Date: c. 170-164 AC.
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 21,69 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan à bords biseautés bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête de Zeus Ammon. Joli revers. Belle patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Zeus-Ammon à droite, cornue.

Reverse


Reverse description : Deux aigles debout à gauche sur un foudre, les ailes déployées ; dans le champ à gauche, une corne d'abondance ; entre les serres, un monogramme.
Reverse legend : PTOLEMAIOU - BASILEWS.
Reverse translation : (ptolémée roi).

Commentary


Poids léger. Trou de centrage des deux côtés.

Historical background


EGYPT - UNITED Ptolemy - Ptolemy VI Philometor

(180-145 BC)

Ptolemy VI was the eldest son of Ptolemy V and Cleopatra I Thea. The regency of his mother lasted until 176 BC and reigned jointly with her brother Ptolemy VIII 170-164 BC He married his sister Cleopatra II whom he had two daughters and Ptolemy VII. He died of his wounds in battle Alexander I Balas.

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