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bgr_700864 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY VIII EUERGETES II Tetrachalque

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY VIII EUERGETES II Tetrachalque VF
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Type : Tetrachalque
Date: c. 145-116 AC.
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : bronze or copper
Diameter : 32,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 33,87 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Joli portrait. Usure importante mais régulière. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d’Isis à droite, coiffée d’une couronne de roseaux avec une chevelure ornementée et des mèches tombant sur la nuque.

Reverse


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

Commentary


Point 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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