Hellenistic Greek, Bronze Relief Ring Fragment, Eastern Mediterranean, 3rd - 1st Century B.C.
This bronze ring fragment is very similar to the referenced ring fragment in the British Museum (click here to see it online).AS84167. cf. BM Collection 1917.0501.1267 (very similar ring fragment), bezel , 22.1 x 16.1, high relief portrait of a woman facing left, draped and wearing her hair in a bun at the back (perhaps a Ptolemaic queen, either Berenike II or ); $400.00 (€356.00)
Ptolemaic Kingdom, VII Thea , 51 - 30 B.C.
VII originally shared power with her father Ptolemy XII and later with her brother-husbands Ptolemy XIII and Ptolemy XIV. Her relationship with led to sole rule. After Caesar's assassination, she aligned with . Her reign marks the end of the Hellenistic Era and the beginning of the Roman Era. She was the last Pharaoh of Ancient .GI85343. Bronze , 1872; 184; 422; p. 123, 5; 383; 949, aF, bumps, scratches, corrosion, , 8.383 g, maximum 21.2 mm, 0o, mint, 51 - 30 B.C.; diademed and draped of right, characteristic melon coif; KΛEOΠATPAΣ BACIΛICCHC, standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed, left, left, M (40 drachms = ) right; $250.00 (€222.50)
Ptolemaic Kingdom, Magas in Kyrene, c. 277 - 249 B.C.
Magas was the stepson of Ptolemy I, the son of Berenice I, and half-brother to Ptolemy II. In 276 B.C., he crowned himself in Kyrene, married the daughter of Antiochos I and invaded with his Seleukid allies. The Seleukid army was defeated by Ptolemy II and Magas faced an internal revolt of Libyan nomads. , Kyrene remained independent as long as he lived.GB65215. Bronze , 324; 112; 431; 443; 54; p. 76, 14; -, VF, 7.158 g, maximum 22.7 mm, 0o, Kyrene mint, c. 277 - 261 B.C.; diademed of Ptolemy right; ΠTOΛEM BAΣIΛ MAΓ, horizontal winged thunderbolt, above; ; $180.00 (€160.20)
Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy IX II (Lathyros), 2nd Reign, 88 - 80 B.C.
Ptolemy IX Lathyros was of three times with intervening periods ruled by his brother, Ptolemy X Alexander. His first reign ended when his mother and co-regent III claimed that he tried to kill her and replaced him with Alexander, her favorite son. Ptolemy IX, replaced the gold sarcophagus of Alexander the Great with a one and melted the original to strike . The citizens of were outraged and he was killed soon after.GP84839. Bronze AE 34, 1696 (only 1 specimen), -, -, -, -, -, -, -, F, dark green , porous, a little off center, with pre-strike casting sprues, 16.863 g, maximum 33.7 mm, 0o, Cypriot mint, c. 87 B.C.; diademed and horned of Zeus-Ammon right; ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, two eagles standing left on thunderbolt, with diadem and straps (control symbol) left; extremely ; $180.00 (€160.20)
Ptolemaic Kingdom; Ptolemy IX, 2nd reign, 88 - 80 B.C.; or Ptolemy XII, 1st reign, 80 - 58 B.C.
The finds were excavated at the House of Dionysos in Paphos.GP84889. Bronze , 383 - 385, otherwise unpublished, gVF, 1.996 g, maximum 15.3 mm, 0o, Paphos mint, 88 - 58 B.C.; diademed and horned of Zeus right; ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, single bound with ; ; $180.00 (€160.20)
Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy VI , 180 - 145 B.C., I Thea as Regent
Ptolemy VI became in 180 B.C. at the age of about 6 and ruled jointly with his mother, I, until her death in 176 BC. From 170 to 164 B.C., was ruled by Ptolemy, his sister-queen and his younger brother Ptolemy Physcon. In 170 BC, the Seleukid Antiochus IV invaded and was even crowned in 168, but abandoned his claim on the orders from . In 164 Ptolemy VI was driven out by his brother. He went to and received support from Cato. He was the following year. In 152 BC, he briefly ruled jointly with his son, Ptolemy , but his son probably died that same year. In 145 B.C. he died of battle wounds received against Alexander Balas of . Ptolemy VI ruled uneasily, cruelly suppressing frequent rebellions.GP84841. Bronze tetrobol, 1384 ( ); 287; 202 (176 - 170 B.C.); 80; p. 89, 6; 147; 319, VF, brown tone, edge crack, , 15.699 g, maximum 27.5 mm, 0o, mint, 180 - 176 B.C.; of ( I as) right, wearing grain , hair in long curls; ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, standing left on thunderbolt, wings open, left, ΠA left; $155.00 (€137.95)
Ptolemaic Kingdom, VII Thea , 51 - 30 B.C., Paphos,
This is the smallest issued by the Ptolemaic Kingdom, and among the last coins struck. It has been re-attributed to VII by Matt . Three examples of this tiny coinage were found at the House of Dionysos, the Ptolemaic bronze coin mint discussed in . One was found in room , along with sixty-two quarter obols. A second was found in Well 11, along with fifteen more quarter obols. The third was a single find, near a late Roman coin. The Romans last issued this under , when it was marked with an E for five drachmai.GP85369. Bronze 1/8 , 1246 (Ptolemy V), 170, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, F, dark green , earthen deposits, light scratches, 0.946 g, maximum 10.7 mm, Paphos mint, 51 - 30 B.C.; winged (thunderbolt); ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, standing left, left, wings closed; ; $150.00 (€133.50)
Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy V , 204 - 180 B.C.
In "Le Tresor de Gezeir (lac Mariout, Alexandrie)" in 2006, T. Faucher and M. Shahin attribute this to Ptolemy IX. Their is based in on the ΣΩ referring to the epithet of Ptolemy IX II. This same is, however, found on silver and gold coins from early in the reign of Ptolemy V, where it may refer to the chief minister Sosibius. Sosibius appears to have had control of the administration under Ptolemy IV. Under the young Ptolemy V , Sosibius assumed the guardianship but in conjunction with his rival insidious Agathokles. In time, Agathokles supplanted Sosibius and had him put to death.
GP85476. Bronze , 1191 (Ptolemy IV, , 219 B.C.), 114 (Ptolemy V, Tyre), 534 (Ptolemy V), 187 (same), 35 (same), VF, , some areas of , central dimples, 9.267 g, maximum 21.1 mm, 0o, uncertain Phoenician mint, 203 - 202 B.C.; horned of Herakles right, wearing skin, K behind; ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEOΣ, standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed, left, Ω over Σ left, LΓ (regnal year 3) right; ; $150.00 (€133.50)
Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy II , 285 - 246 B.C.
This is apparently unpublished. This ∆/H is found in the right on a of Ptolemy II, 555.GP84089. Bronze , Unpublished; -; -; ; -; -; -; -, F, , punch on , light marks, small closed edge crack, light corrosion, 13.862 g, maximum 27.8 mm, 0o, mint, c. 285 - 261 B.C.; diademed of Zeus-Ammon right; ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, standing left on thunderbolt, left, wings open, ∆H left; extremely ; $140.00 (€124.60)
Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy I , 305 - 285 B.C.
Ptolemy, one of Alexander the Great's generals, was appointed of in 323 B.C. In 305 B.C. he took the title and established the Ptolemaic dynasty. The ancients likened Ptolemy I to a tortoise who would from time to time reach forth to secure what he desired, but who always had a safe retreat in , behind its desert defenses.GP84834. Bronze , 80 - 81; p. 7, 59; 3, 27; 643; 13; -; -, F, rough, pitting, 4.646 g, maximum 16.6 mm, 45o, Salamis(?) mint, as , c. 310 - 305 B.C.; of Aphrodite right, wearing a (ornamented with leaves = Sv. 80, or plain = Sv. 81), earring, and necklace; ΠTOΛE, standing left on thunderbolt, left, wings open, left; ; $140.00 (€124.60)
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