PTOLEMAIC EMPIRE.EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysios 80-51 BC.AR.Tetradrachm.78-77 BC

Ancient Coins - PTOLEMAIC EMPIRE.EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysios 80-51 BC.AR.Tetradrachm.78-77 BC
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EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysios 80-51 BC.AR.Tetradrachm.(14.35g. 12h )
Diademed bust right of Ptolemy I Soter ( founder of the dynasty).
Reverse.(ΠΤ)ΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, in front date = regnal year 4=78-77BC, behind mint signature ΠΑ.
Sv.1850, SNG Cop 379, Noeske 330
Good very fine.attractive well centered coin

The mint signature ΠΑ is that of ΠΑ(ΦΟΣ) Paphos,Cyprus.Noreasonableexplanation has been put forward why the mint ofAlexandria adopted thePaphian mint signature.The two issues can easily be seperated by theirdistinct style. In the case of Ptolemy XII mint attribution presents noproblem.When the Alexandrians elected for Ptolemy XII as their kingthey also chose his brother to be king of Cypurs, known to history asPtolemy of cyprus.So for the first time during the Ptolemaic periodCyprus had its own king and each struck coinage for their domain.
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