EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysios 80-51 BC.AR.Tetradrachm.1st reign 80-58 BC.Mint of Alexandria.Struck 66/65 BC.

Ancient Coins - EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysios 80-51 BC.AR.Tetradrachm.1st reign 80-58 BC.Mint of Alexandria.Struck 66/65 BC.
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EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysios 80-51 BC.AR.Tetradrachm.1st reign 80-58 BC. ( 13.84g., 24mm 12h).
Diademed bust right of Ptolemy I Soter ( founder of the dynasty).
Reverse.ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, in front date LIC= regnal year 16 (= 66/65 BC), behind mint signature ΠΑ.
Ref:Sv.1863, SNG Cop387, BMC pg.119.30,31,32, Noeske 343
Good very fine.

The mint signature ΠΑ is that of ΠΑ(ΦΟΣ) Paphos,Cyprus.No reasonableexplanation has been put forward why the mint ofAlexandria adopted thePaphian mint signature.The two issues can easily be seperated by theirdistinct style; in the case of Ptolemy XII the crowns of Egypt and Cyprus were seperate.Ptolemy XII ruled Egypt and his brother ruled Cyprus, for the first time under the Ptolemies,as an indipendent kingdom.
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