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bgr_627104 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY VIII EUERGETES II Drachme

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY VIII EUERGETES II Drachme XF
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Type : Drachme
Date: c. 145-116 AC.
Mint name / Town : Atelier incertain, Chypre
Metal : copper
Diameter : 33,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 20,64 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan à bords biseautés. Belle tête de Zeus Ammon. Frappe un peu molle au revers sur la légende avec un type inhabituel. Jolie patine vert foncé et sable
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à droite, les ailes déployées ; lettre dans le champ à droite.
Reverse legend : EUERGETOU BASILEWS PTOLEMAIOU/ K.
Reverse translation : (l’Évergète Ptolémée roi).

Commentary


Épigraphie stylisée. Trou de centrage des deux côtés. Ce type semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous proposons ce type à la vente.

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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