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Live auction - bgr_515453 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY VI PHILOMETOR Tetrachalque

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY VI PHILOMETOR Tetrachalque AU/XF
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bgr_515453
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Type : Tetrachalque
Date: c. 176-170 AC
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : bronze or copper
Diameter : 36 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 43,32 g.
Rarity : R2
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire acquis en 1987 provient du stock de CGB (bgr_285933) et de la collection du Docteur J.-M. F

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un foudre, les ailes fermées ; dans le champ à gauche, une fleur de lotus ; derrière l’aigle, une contremarque E dans un carré.
Reverse legend : PTOLEMAIOU - BASILEWS/ EUL.
Reverse translation : (de Ptolémée roi).

Commentary


Point de centrage des deux côtés. Contremarque E dans un carré. Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent paraître les ouvrages généraux. Ce type est parfois attribué à un atelier chypriote.

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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