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Live auction - bgr_457642 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY VI PHILOMETOR Didrachme

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY VI PHILOMETOR Didrachme AU
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 12 December 2017 14:29:37
Type : Didrachme
Date: an 109
Mint name / Town : Phénicie ou Chypre, atelier indéterminé
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,06 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale centré des deux côtés. Magnifique portrait de haut relief, bien venu à la frappe. Joli revers où tous les détails du plumage de l’aigle sont visibles. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la LIVE AUCTION 1003, n° 70 et de la collection du Docteur Frédéric Nordmann

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée de Ptolémée VIII à droite avec l’égide nouée sous le cou ; grènetis circulaire perlé.

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un foudre, les ailes repliées ; grènetis circulaire perlé.
Reverse legend : PTOLEMAIOU - BASILEWS/ R - Q.

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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