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Live auction - bgr_572857 - 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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bgr_572857
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 20
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,15 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire idéalement centré des deux côtés. Petite faiblesse à 12h au droit et au revers. Très joli buste. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :
Sv.1867 - Cop.- - BMC.- - GC.7945 - MP.350

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé de Ptolémée 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/ LK-PA.
Reverse translation : (Ptolémée roi).

Commentary


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Ce tétradrachme de Ptolémée XII appartient à la première partie du règne, la plus longue.

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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