Choice VF Egypt Ptolemy III AE34 Triobol Zeus Eagle on Thunderbolt

Ancient Coins - Choice VF Egypt Ptolemy III AE34 Triobol Zeus Eagle on Thunderbolt
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Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, Ptolemy III Euergetes, 246 - 222 B.C.
 
GP93834. Bronze triobol, Lorber CPE B936; Svoronos 965; SNG Cop 173; Weiser 72; BMC Ptolemies p. 55, 89; SNG Milan 166; SNG Blackburn 1165; Noeske 120; Hosking 31; Weber 8259, Choice VF, well centered, centers flatly struck, darker toned fields with rubbed brassy high points, scratches, central depressions, 34.106g, 34.3mm, 0o, Alexandria mint, horned head of Zeus Ammon right, wearing taenia; reverse ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head left, wings closed, filleted cornucopia left, chi-rho monogram between eagle's legs; from a New England collector
 
Ptolemy III Euergetes was the third ruler of the Ptolemaic dynasty in Egypt. He promoted the translation of Jewish scriptures into Greek as the Septuagint. Due to a falling out at the Seleucid court, his eldest sister Berenice Phernophorus was murdered along with her infant son. In response, he invaded Syria, occupied Antioch, and even reached Babylon. This war, the Third Syrian War, is cryptically alluded to in Daniel XI 7-9. The Ptolemaic kingdom reached the height of its power during his reign.
Price SKU: GP93834
US$ 276.00
  • € 249.97
  • £ 214.34
  • AUD 402.60
  • CHF 274.29
  • CAD 365.15

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