PTOLEMAIC EMPIRE.EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysios 80-51 BC.AR.Tetradrachm.75-74 BC.

Ancient Coins - PTOLEMAIC EMPIRE.EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysios 80-51 BC.AR.Tetradrachm.75-74 BC.
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EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysios 80-51 BC.AR.Tetradrachm.(14.41g. 12h )
Diademed bust right of Ptolemy I Soter ( founder of the dynasty).
Reverse.ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩ(Σ), eagle standing left on thunderbolt, in front date LZ = regnal year 7=75-74 BC, behind mint signature ΠΑ.
Sv.1854, SNG Cop 380, Noeske 334.
betetr than very fine.Reverse possibly an altered date C to Z ie year 7 over 6

The mint signature ΠΑ is that of ΠΑ(ΦΟΣ) Paphos,Cyprus.Noreasonableexplanationhas been put forward why the mint ofAlexandria adopted thePaphian mintsignature.The two issues can easily be seperated by theirdistinctstyle. In the case of Ptolemy XII mint attribution presentsnoproblem.When the Alexandrians elected for Ptolemy XII as theirkingthey also chose his brother to be king of Cypurs, known to historyasPtolemy of cyprus.So for the first time during the Ptolemaic period Cyprus had its own king and each struck coinage for their domain.
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