EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysios 80-51 BC.AR.Tetradrachm.1st reign 80-58 BC.Mint of Alexandria.Struck 67/6 BC.~~~Artistic portrait of Ptolemy.

Ancient Coins - EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysios 80-51 BC.AR.Tetradrachm.1st reign 80-58 BC.Mint of Alexandria.Struck 67/6 BC.~~~Artistic portrait of Ptolemy.
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EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysios 80-51 BC.AR.Tetradrachm.1st reign 80-58 BC.
( 13.88g., 25mm 12h).
Diademed bust right of Ptolemy I Soter ( founder of the dynasty), wearing aegis.
Reverse.ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, in front date LIE (= regnal year 15 (= 67/66BC), behind mint signature ΠΑ.
Ref:Sv.1862, SNG Cop386, BMC pg.119.29 Noeske 342
About extemely fine.

Obverse well centered depicting a very artistic portrait of Ptolemy.

The mint signature ΠΑ is that of ΠΑ(ΦΟΣ) Paphos,Cyprus.No reasonable explanationhas been put forward why the mint of Alexandria adopted thePaphian mintsignature.The two issues can be easily� seperated by their distinctstyle.In the case of Ptolemy XII the crowns of Egypt and Cyprus wereseperate.Ptolemy XII ruled Egypt and his brother ruled Cyprus.This is the only instance under the Ptolemies that Cyprus was a seperate kingdom.
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