Choice VF Huge 67 gram Ptolemy IV AE42 Drachm Zeus / Eagle

Ancient Coins - Choice VF Huge 67 gram Ptolemy IV AE42 Drachm Zeus / Eagle
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Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, Ptolemy IV Philopator, 221 - 204 B.C.
GP93420. Bronze drachm, Lorber CPE B495; Svoronos 1125; Noeske 140; SNG Cop 199; Weiser 49; BMC Ptolemies p. 57, 106; Hosking -, Choice VF, attractive Zeus, well centered and struck, dark tone with areas of red and blue-green patina, bumps and marks, central depressions, beveled obverse edge, 67.115g, 42.0mm, 0o, Alexandria mint, horned head of Zeus Ammon right, wearing taenia; reverse ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ (King Ptolemy), eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed, filleted cornucopia left, ∆Ι between eagle's legs; from the Errett Bishop Collection, a massive 67g Ptolemaic bronze!
Ptolemy IV's surname, Philopator, means father lover, ironic since according to some authorities he poisoned his father. Ptolemy IV is a major protagonist of the apocryphal 3 Maccabees, which describes events following the Battle of Raphia, in both Jerusalem and Alexandria. He was a cruel and evil monarch.
Price SKU: GP93420
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