EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysios 80-51 BC.AR.Tetradrachm.Sruck 74-73 BC

Ancient Coins - EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysios 80-51 BC.AR.Tetradrachm.Sruck 74-73 BC
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EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysios 80-51 BC.AR.Tetradrachm.1st reign 80-58 BC. ( 14.48g. 12h).
Diademed bust right of Ptolemy I Soter ( founder of the dynasty).
Reverse.ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, in front date LH=year 8 (= 74/73 BC, behind mint signature ΠΑ.
Ref:Sv.1855, SNG Cop 381,BMC pg.118.13,14, Noeske -.

Good very fine.well centered example

The mint signature ΠΑ is that of ΠΑ(ΦΟΣ) Paphos,Cyprus.No reasonable explanation has been put forward why the mint ofAlexandria adopted the Paphian mint signature.The two issues can easily be seperated by
their distinct style.
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