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Live auction - bgr_914314 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY VI PHILOMETOR Tetrobole

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY VI PHILOMETOR Tetrobole XF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 82 €
Maximum bid : 90 €
End of the sale : 09 July 2024 14:23:58
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Tetrobole
Date: c. 170-164 AC.
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : copper
Diameter : 30,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 23,79 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan large, centré des deux côtés. Joli portrait de Zeus ainsi qu’un revers agréable. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Deux aigles debout à gauche sur un foudre, les ailes déployées ; dans le champ à gauche, une corne d'abondance ; entre les serres, un monogramme.
Reverse legend : PTOLEMAIOU - BASILEWS.
Reverse translation : (ptolémée roi).

Commentary


Trou de centrage des deux côtés.

Historical background


EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY VI PHILOMETOR

(180-145 BC)

Ptolemy VI was the eldest son of Ptolemy V and Cleopatra I Thea. His mother's regency lasted until 176 BC. He reigned jointly with his brother Ptolemy VIII from 170 to 164 BC. He married his sister Cleopatra II by whom he had two daughters and Ptolemy VII. He died of his wounds while fighting Alexander I Balas.

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