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Live auction - bgr_482427 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY VI PHILOMETOR Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 850 €
Price : 520 €
Maximum bid : 550 €
End of the sale : 05 June 2018 14:23:19
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 31
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,51 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Très beau portrait de Ptolémée VI. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine de collection 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 MONNAIES 61, n° 50


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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