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Live auction - bgr_503464 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY VI PHILOMETOR Tétradrachme

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY VI PHILOMETOR Tétradrachme AU
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bgr_503464
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 22
Mint name / Town : Salamine, Chypre
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,47 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Magnifique tête de Ptolémée. Revers de style fin, bien venu à la frappe. Jolie patine de collection avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection R. P

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un foudre, les ailes repliées.
Reverse legend : PTOLEMAIOU - BASILEWS/ LKB/ SA.
Reverse translation : (du roi Ptolémée/ an 22.

Commentary


Poids léger. Pour l’an 22, Svoronos n’avait répertorié que deux exemplaires auquel il faut rajouter l’exemplaire de la collection Dattari, provenant de la collection Rouvier.

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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