VF Egypt Ptolemy III Euergetes AE25 Alexander the Great in Elephant Scalp

Ancient Coins - VF Egypt Ptolemy III Euergetes AE25 Alexander the Great in Elephant Scalp
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Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, Ptolemy III Euergetes, 246 - 222 B.C.
 
GP93410. Bronze obol, Lorber CPE B369; Svoronos 976; SNG Cop 232; BMC Alexandria p. 66, 41; Weiser 94 var. (EP monogram); Noeske 166 var. (same); Hosking -, VF, brown tone, light marks, spots of light corrosion, reverse slightly off center, central depressions, obverse edge beveled, 11.260g, 25.0mm, 0o, Alexandria mint, head of Alexander the Great right, wearing elephant skin headdress; reverse ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ (King Ptolemy), eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head turned back right, wings closed, cornucopia across shoulder bound with royal diadem, E monogram between legs; from the Errett Bishop Collection
 
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: GP93410
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