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Live auction - bgr_495359 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY XII NEOS DIONYSOS Tétradrachme

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY XII NEOS DIONYSOS Tétradrachme AU
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 400 €
Maximum bid : 400 €
End of the sale : 31 July 2018 14:16:00
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 28
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,10 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan particulièrement large, ovale, bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Très beau buste au droit avec l’égide bien visible. Revers de haut relief, finement détaillé. Très jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Sv.1837 - Cop.395 - BMC.- - GC.7945 - MP.-

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé à droite avec l'égide nouée autour du cou.

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un foudre, les ailes entrouvertes, la coiffe d’Isis dans le champ à gauche.
Reverse legend : PTOLEMAIOU - BASILEWS/ LKH-PA.
Reverse translation : (Ptolémée roi).

Commentary


Sur cet exemplaire, le bandeau est particulièrement fin et visible dans la chevelure. Traits du monarque particuliers.

Historical background


EGYPT - UNITED Ptolemy - Ptolemy XII NEOS DIONYSUS

(80-51 BC)

Second reign (55-51 avant J.-C.)

In 80 BC, Ptolemy XI Alexander Sylla imposed, son Ptolemy X. The new king was murdered Berenice III before being eliminated himself, without an heir. Ptolemy XII Auletes, that is to say, the flute player, son of Ptolemy IX Soter ascended the throne. He placed himself under the protection of the Romans. In 58 BC, he was driven out of Egypt by the Alexandrians and restored by the Romans four years later. He is the father of Cleopatra VII, the Great, who succeeded him.

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