gVF Egypt Ptolemy IV AE33 221-219 BC Zeus/Eagle on Thunderbolt Cornucopia

Ancient Coins - gVF Egypt Ptolemy IV AE33 221-219 BC Zeus/Eagle on Thunderbolt Cornucopia
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Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, Ptolemy IV Philopator, 221 - 204 B.C.
 
GP93832. Bronze triobol, Lorber CPE B494, Svoronos 1128, SNG Cop 203, SNG Milan 213, Weiser 52, Hosking 51, Noeske 146, Malter 155, gVF, attractive toned copper surfaces, well struck, flow lines, light marks, small edge cracks, central depressions, beveled obverse edge, 33.775g, 32.7mm, 0o, Alexandria mint, horned head of Zeus Ammon right, wearing taenia; reverse ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ (King Ptolemy), eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head left, wings closed, filleted cornucopia left, ΛΙ between eagle's legs; from a New England collector
 
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: GP93832
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