VF Seleukid Antiochus IV AE23 Struck with Captured Ptolemy VI Dies

Ancient Coins - VF Seleukid Antiochus IV AE23 Struck with Captured Ptolemy VI Dies
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Seleukid Kingdom, Antiochus IV Epiphanes, 175 - 164 B.C., Struck with Ptolemy VI Dies Captured on Cyprus
 
GP89399. Bronze obol, Lorber Lotus Series p. 46, VI.3; Svoronos 1398 & pl. xlvii, 21-24 (Ptolemy VI with Eulaios); Weiser 152 (same); SNG Cop 294; Noeske –, VF, well centered on a broad flan, small red earthen deposits, name of Ptolemy erased from die, porous, central depressions, obverse edge beveled, 12.413g, 23.0mm, 0o, Cyprus mint, diademed and horned head of Zeus-Ammon right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ (ΠTOΛEMAIOY erased from die), eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head left, wings closed, legs heavily feathered, lotus left, ΕΥΛ between legs; countermark: Seleukid anchor in rectangular punch; from a New England collector
 
This coin was struck with dies captured by Seleukid invaders during Antiochos IV's short lived invasion and occupation of Ptolemaic Egypt and Cyprus, c. 168 B.C. The dies were originally engraved for Ptolemy VI of Egypt. The letters EYΛ are the first letters of Eulaios, a regent during part of the minority of Ptolemy VI. The name of `Ptolemy` was effaced from the reverse die before the coin was struck.
Price SKU: GP89399
US$ 161.00
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