Ptolemaic Kings of Egypt, Ptolemy III, 246 - 222 BC, Rare Tritartemorion

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Ptolemaic Kings of Egypt, Ptolemy III Euergetes, 246 - 222 BC
AE Tritartemorion, Alexandria Mint for use in Macedonia, 24mm, 8.21 grams
Obverse: Laureate bust of Ptolemy right.
Reverse: Eagle standing left on thunderbolt with closed wings, cornucopia bound with royal diadem in left field.
CPE B406 // Svornos 999 // SNG Copenhagen 192

Very rare, no examples in the recent sales record. As discussed by Lorber, these enigmatic coins were likely struck in Alexandria and shipped to Greece in support of Ptolemy's allies there and where they found widespread acceptance and usage. Antoher theory is that they were struck in Greece at a mint operated by Ptolemy and used to pay Egyptian soldiers sent to aid local allies of Ptolemy.

Price SKU: 9796
US$ 300.00
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