EGYPT:ALEXANDRIA.Ptolemy VI Philometer and Cleopatra II180-145 BC.AE.28.Issue naming his Sister-wife Cleopatra II

Ancient Coins - EGYPT:ALEXANDRIA.Ptolemy VI Philometer  and Cleopatra II180-145 BC.AE.28.Issue naming his Sister-wife Cleopatra II
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EGYPT:ALEXANDRIA .Ptolemy VI Philometer and Cleopatra II�180-145 BC.AE. ( 25.83g, 28mm, 12h)
1st period of reign180-170 BC.
ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ ΚΛΕΩΠΑΤΡΑΣ, around bust of Zeus Ammon.
Reverse.ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, Two eagles standing left on thunderbolt, corncucopiae in front, monogram ΠΑ between legs of second eagle.
Ref:SNG Cop 275 ( Alexandria mint ).

better than very fine.Rare issue naming his sister-wife Cleopatra II.
Ex Lockett Collection.

The mint-signature ΠΑ for Paphos,Cyprus was adopted by the later Ptolemies for the production of Alexandrian silver tetradrachms , the theory is that the Cypriot issues were of higher silver content.The difference can be seen with the naked eye as those of Alexandria have a greyish colour. it is, however, curious that some copper coins should also bear the same mint-signature.The flan of this coin is that of the mint of Alexandria- those of Cyprus are distinct
Preis SKU: GR.0093
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