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GREEK, Ptolemaic Egypt, Ptolemy II, Alexander in Elephantskin
AE25 12.83gm 12h
Ptolemy II ca 270-260BC
Sidon Provincial Mint - Obol
Svoronos 763
Unusually nice condition and portrait style for the Alexander-in-Elephantskin type. Wear ordinarily obscures the Ammon horn which here is visible through the skin headdress. Unusual type that appears to conform to post-260BC weight categories but lacks central depressions, a bit of a conundrum in this type.
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rover1.3  [Sep 10, 2010 at 05:34 AM]
who cares for the silver issues? This is amazing
Enodia  [Sep 10, 2010 at 05:35 AM]
a very cool type, and an excellent specimen.
mihali84  [Sep 10, 2010 at 06:00 PM]
Beautiful portrait in such great condition
Randygeki(h2)  [Sep 10, 2010 at 09:34 PM]
excellent
maridvnvm  [Sep 11, 2010 at 11:38 AM]
What a fascinating coin. Beautiful too.
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