PTOLEMAIC EMPIRE.EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Ptolemy II Philadelphos 285-246BC.AE.27.Zeus.Rev.Eagle.

Ancient Coins - PTOLEMAIC EMPIRE.EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Ptolemy II Philadelphos 285-246BC.AE.27.Zeus.Rev.Eagle.
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EGYPT.Alexandria.Ptolemy II Philadelphos 285-246BC.AE.(15.70g. 27mm, 5h)
Laurate bust of Zeus right.
Reverse.ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings open, in front shield decorated with thunderbolt, behind eagle letter Δ
Ref:SNG Cop 114-118 var ( Δ not recorded in Copenhagen collection).
Good very fine.

Highly artistic�depiction of Zeus.This type is oftern found in Sicily; Ptolemy was an ally of Hieron II.
Iam convinced that the dies for these finely executed coins�wereengraved by an Italian mint worker and probably the product of a mintbeyond Egypt.This issue shares similar control marks as the issues ofsimilar size�of Hieron II with rider on reverse. I have yet to�comeacross�an example with a definate Egyptian provenence.

Preis SKU: GR.199
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  • CAD 202.09

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