EGYPT.Ptolemaic Empire.Ptolemy III Philopator 246-221/0 BC.AR.Tetradrachm.Struck 242/1 BC.Phoenician mint of SIDON

Ancient Coins - EGYPT.Ptolemaic Empire.Ptolemy III Philopator  246-221/0 BC.AR.Tetradrachm.Struck 242/1 BC.Phoenician mint of SIDON
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EGYPT.Ptolemaic Empire.Ptolemy III Philopator� 246-221/0 BC.AR.Tetradrachm.Struck 242/1.Phoenician mint of SIDON.( 14.09g, 25mm, 6h)
Diademed bust right of Ptolemy Soter� ( founder of the Dynasty ).
Reverse.ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑIΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΩ(Σ), Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed, in inner left field mint� signature�ΣΙ ( for ΣΙΔΟΝ ), above letters I H, in inner right field date C ( = Year 6 = 242/1 BC ) above monogram letters
Ref:Sv.1033,SNG Cop.-, BMC.-.
bettter than very fine, reverse scratch behind eagles head above C. RARE.

Procuction of silver tetradrachms of the Phoenician mints comes to an abrupt end with regnal year 6 of Ptolemy III.This coincides with the end of the third Syrian war� ( or war of Laodice ) between Ptolemy III and Selecus II of Syria.


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