PTOLEMAIC EMPIRE.EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysios 80-51 BC.AR.Tetradrachm,struck 61/60 BC

Ancient Coins - PTOLEMAIC EMPIRE.EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysios 80-51 BC.AR.Tetradrachm,struck 61/60 BC
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EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysios  80-51 BC.AR.Tetradrachm.( 13.55g, 23mm, 12h )
Diademed bust right of Ptolemy I Soter ( founder of the dynasty).
Reverse.ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, in front date LΚΑ (year 21=61/60BC ) ,behind mint signature ΠΑ.
Sv.1868, BMC pg.120.41-42, SNG Cop 391, Noeske 351
Obverse off-centre otherwise good very fine.


The mint signature shown at the mint of Alexandria 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 and by the time  Ptolemy XII ruled the crowns of Egypt and Cyprus were seperate.Ptolemy XII ruled solely in Egypt and his brother the island of Cyprus,  the latter for the first time under the Ptolemies governed as an indipendent kingdom.
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