VF Egypt Ptolemy III Big! 45g 38mm Zeus/Eagle on Thunderbolt w Cornucopia

Ancient Coins - VF Egypt Ptolemy III Big! 45g 38mm Zeus/Eagle on Thunderbolt w Cornucopia
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Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, Ptolemy III Euergetes, 246 - 222 B.C.
 
GP93413. Bronze tetrobol, Lorber CPE B371, SNG Cop 229, Weiser 92, Noeske 161, Hosking 44, Svoronos 974, VF, dark patina, light corrosion, reverse slightly off center, flaw reverse left field, central depressions, beveled obverse edge, 45.354g, 37.7mm, 0o, Alexandria mint, head of Zeus Ammon right, wearing taenia; reverse ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ (King Ptolemy), eagle standing half left on fulmen, wings closed, head right, filleted cornucopia ascending behind from shoulder, EP monogram between legs; from the Errett Bishop Collection, big 45 gram bronze
 
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: GP93413
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