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Greek, Ptolemy VI, 204-181 B.C
6869. Silver tetradrachm, BMC-, SNG Cop -, gVF, 13.87g, 26.2mm, 40o, Salamis, Cyprus mint, 177-176 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Ptolemy I right wearing aegis; reverse PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, owl in left field, LE (regnal year 5) over SA (Salamis mint, Cyprus) in right field; superb portrait, fantastic style, extremely rare, possibly unique;
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echizento  [Jan 26, 2006 at 11:20 AM]
Aarmale  [May 30, 2010 at 10:20 PM]
Matt Kreuzer  [Dec 26, 2010 at 09:53 PM]
See also N.A.C. 5/05 #238; Freeman & Sear, 1/07. The owl symbol is very unusual in the Ptolemaic series.
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