PTOLEMAIC EMPIRE.EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Cleopatra III and Ptolemy X Alexander I 106-117 BC.AR.Tetradrachm, struck 106/5 BC.~~~Scarce double dated issue.

Ancient Coins - PTOLEMAIC EMPIRE.EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Cleopatra III and Ptolemy X Alexander I 106-117 BC.AR.Tetradrachm, struck 106/5 BC.~~~Scarce double dated issue.
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PTOLEMAIC EMPIRE.EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Cleopatra III and Ptolemy X Alexander I 106-117 BC.AR.Tetradrachm, struck 106/5 BC. ( 13.93g, 25mm, 12h )
Diademed head of Ptolemy Soter I ( founder of the dynasty ).
Reverse.(ΠTΟΛΕ)ΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, eagle standing on thunderbolt, in front double regnal years LIB ( Year 12of Cleopatra III ) and below Θ ( year 9 of Ptolemy X ) = 106/5 BC.
Ref:Sv.1728, SNG Cop 359, BMC 112.20-23, Noeske 315-318, Paphos I 1010-1058.
Good very fine.

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