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Live auction - bgr_340763 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY VI PHILOMETOR Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 650 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 14:41:35
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 31
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,67 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type de monnayage avec une très jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets gris foncé acier, légèrement granuleuse et piquée. Revers très bien centré, de toute beauté
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES 34, n° 314


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


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un foudre, les ailes repliées.
Reverse legend : PTOLEMAIOU - BASILEWS.
Reverse translation : (Ptolémée roi).


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 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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