Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy III , 246 - 222 B.C.
Ptolemy III was the third ruler of the Ptolemaic dynasty in . 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 , occupied Antioch and even reached Babylon. This war, the Third Syrian War, is cryptically alluded to in Daniel XI 7-9.GB67121. Bronze AE 13, 1009, 647, 110, 82, -, -, -, VF, earthen encrustation, 1.514 g, maximum 13.4 mm, 0o, mint, horned head of Zeus right, wearing ; BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, cult-statue of Aphrodite standing facing, on head; ; $60.00 (€52.20)
, Alexander IV, c. 323 - 311 B.C.
Salamis was a town on the east coast of , at the end of a fertile plain between two mountains, near the River Pediaeus.
Struck during the reign the child Alexander IV, Alexander's son with the Bactrian princess Roxana. He and Philip III, Alexander's brother, were made joint kings by Alexander's generals who intended to use them as pawns. Philip III was imprisoned upon his return to , and was executed in 317 B.C. under orders from . Alexander IV and his mother Roxana were executed by his regent, Kassander, in 311 B.C. GB73568. Bronze AE 1/2 unit, 3162, 925, 1126 (N vice NK , perhaps in error?), -, aVF, a little rough, 4.417 g, maximum 15.8 mm, 0o, , Salamis mint, c. 323 - 315 B.C.; Macedonian with five crescents around, facing at center; crested Macedonian helmet, flanked by B - A ( , Alexander), lower left, NK lower right; $50.00 (€43.50)
, Nikokreon of Salamis, , c. 323 - 315 B.C., In the Name of Alexander the Great
Struck by Nikokreon of Salamis in the name of Alexander the Great. Salamis was a town on the east coast of , at the end of a fertile plain between two mountains, near the River Pediaeus. Nikokreon, the of Salamis, along with the other princes of , submitted to Alexander without opposition in 331 B.C. To pay homage, Nikokreon visited Alexander at Tyre where he distinguished himself by furnishing magnificence theatrical exhibitions for the Emperor. In the war between Antigonos and Ptolemy in 315 B.C., Nikokreon supported the latter and was rewarded by being placed in control of all .GB62975. Bronze AE 1/2 unit, 3158, 170 - 192, 1125, -, VF, 4.699 g, maximum 17.2 mm, 0o, , Salamis mint, c. 323 - 315 B.C.; Macedonian , at center, five crescents and five groups of five pellets around; crested Macedonian helmet, flanked by B - A ( , Alexander), lower left; $40.00 (€34.80)
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