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bgr_673962 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY XII NEOS DIONYSOS Tétradrachme

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY XII NEOS DIONYSOS Tétradrachme VF/XF
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 22
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,46 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, centré. Joli revers. Patine grise, tachée
Catalogue references :
Sv.-  - Cop.-  - BMC.-  - GC.7945  - MP.-
Predigree :
Exemplaire de la collection Aymé Cornu

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/ LKB-PA.
Reverse translation : (Ptolémée roi).

Historical background


EGYPT - UNITED Ptolemy - Ptolemy XII NEOS DIONYSUS

(80-51 BC)

First reign (80-58 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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