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E-auction 66-31418 - bgr_330653 - EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY XII NEOS DIONYSOS Tétradrachme

EGYPT - LAGID OR PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM - PTOLEMY XII NEOS DIONYSOS Tétradrachme XF
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Estimate : 175 €
Price : 100 €
Maximum bid : 100 €
End of the sale : 21 July 2014 15:01:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 2
Mint name / Town : Alexandria
Metal : silver
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 10,93 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur petit flan ovale, légèrement décentré au doit. Portrait particulier. Joli revers de style fin. Patine grise de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un foudre, les ailes entrouvertes.
Reverse legend : PTOLEMAIOU - BASILEWS/ LB-PA.
Reverse translation : (Ptolémée roi/ an 2).

Commentary


Poids léger. Sur cet exemplaire, le bandeau est particulièrement fin et visible dans la chevelure.

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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