EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysios 80-51 BC.AR.Tetradrachm.Struck 68-67 BC

Ancient Coins - EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysios 80-51 BC.AR.Tetradrachm.Struck 68-67 BC
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EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysios 80-51 BC.AR.Tetradrachm.1st reign 80-58 BC. ( 13.85g. 12h).
Diademed bust right of Ptolemy I Soter ( founder of the dynasty).
Reverse.ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, in front date LΙΔ=year 14(= 68/67 BC, behind mint signature ΠΑ.
Ref:Sv.1861, SNG Cop.384-385,BMC pg.119.24,25,26,27, Noeske.340-341.

About Extremely fine,obverse lightly rubbed on high areas. well centered with the aegis on flan. The die cutter has tried to capture the distinct facial details of Ptolemy Soter I; deep set eyes and protuding chin with some degree of success.

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 easilybeseperated by
�their distinct style.
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