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bgr_675456 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY VIII EUERGETES II Dichalque

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY VIII EUERGETES II Dichalque VF/XF
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Type : Dichalque
Date: c. 145-116 AC.
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : copper
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 10,60 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée à l’usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste cornu et diadémé d'Alexandre le Grand sous les traits de Zeus-Ammon à droite, coiffé de la dépouille d'éléphant avec l'égide ; grènetis circulaire.

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un foudre, les ailes ouvertes ; lettre entre les pattes.
Reverse legend : PTOLEMAIOU - BASILEWS.
Reverse translation : (de Ptolémée roi).

Commentary


Trou de centrage des deux côtés.

Historical background


EGYPT - UNITED Ptolemy - Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II

(145-116 BC)

Ptolemy VIII is the son of Ptolemy V Epiphanes (204-180 BC) and Cleopatra I, daughter of Antiochus III of Syria. Child in the death of his father, it was his brother who ascended the throne under the name of Ptolemy VI Philometor (180-145 BC). Under the regency of Cleopatra I until his death in 176 BC, the two brothers had to share the throne between 170 and 164 BC quarreled with his brother, Ptolemy VIII retired in Cyrenaica until the death of Ptolemy VI in 145 BC Ptolemy VIII took off his nephew Ptolemy VII by making murder. He successively married his sister Cleopatra II, his brother's widow and her niece Cleopatra III from 142 BC and reigned for thirty years.

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