SOUTHERN ASIA MINOR OR THE NORTHERN LEVANT. Uncertain mint. c.3rd century BC. AE 15. Under Nektanebo II

Ancient Coins - SOUTHERN ASIA MINOR OR THE NORTHERN LEVANT. Uncertain mint. c.3rd century BC. AE 15. Under Nektanebo II
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SOUTHERN ASIA MINOR OR THE NORTHERN LEVANT. Uncertain mint. c.3rd century BC. AE 15, 3.33g (11h). Ram running left, head turned to right / Scales.

References: Butcher p. 405. Howgego pl. 9, 192. Weiser p. 16, 1 (Nektanebo II of Egypt)

Grade: Reverse slightly off-center, otherwise, EF

Price: $550

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This coin is an interesting merging of two vastly different cultures. Coinage during the time of the Pharaohs was unheard of. Only with the reign of Alexander III, the Great and finally with founding of the Ptolemaic Empire in Egypt were coins a part of the culture. This coin is suggested to be struck by the last of the Pharaohs, Nektanebo II. Naktanebo reigned from 360-343 BC and was part of the 30th dynasty. He was the last of the native kings of Egypt.


Artaxerxes III, the Persian king, eventually took control of Egypt forcing Nektanebo II to flee. The Persians controlled Egypt until Alexander III conquered it and made it a satrapy under his control.


The ram was a sacred animal during the Egyptian period and its image signified fertility. It was associated with the gods Khnum, a creator god, and Amun, the great god of the city of Thebes.


Prezzo SKU : gk1321
US$ 550.00
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Quotazione: 11/18/19

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