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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Ptolemaic Egypt| > SH12122
Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, Ptolemy IV Philopator, 221 - 204 B.C.
|Ptolemaic| |Egypt|, |Ptolemaic| |Kingdom| |of| |Egypt,| |Ptolemy| |IV| |Philopator,| |221| |-| |204| |B.C.|, Ptolemy IV's surname Philopator means father lover, ironic since according to some authorities he poisoned his father. Ptolemy IV is a major protagonist of the apocryphal 3 Maccabees, which describes events following the Battle of Raphia, in both Jerusalem and Alexandria. He was a cruel and evil monarch.
SH12122. Bronze drachm, Lorber CPE B493, Svoronos 1126, Weiser 51, SNG Cop 199, SNG Milan 212, Hosking 39, Noeske -, VF, Alexandria mint, weight 66.734g, maximum diameter 42.3mm, die axis 0o, 221 - 204 B.C.; obverse horned head of Zeus Ammon right, wearing taenia; reverse ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ (King Ptolemy), eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed, filleted cornucopia left, ΛI between legs; A massive Ptolemaic bronze!; SOLD











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