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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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Album name:PtolemAE / The Best of Type!
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Keywords:ptolemy, ptolemaic, ptolemaic bronze, bronze,
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Date added:Sep 10, 2010
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rover1.3  [Sep 10, 2010 at 07:34 AM]
who cares for the silver issues? This is amazing
Enodia  [Sep 10, 2010 at 07:35 AM]
a very cool type, and an excellent specimen.
mihali84  [Sep 10, 2010 at 08:00 PM]
Beautiful portrait in such great condition
Randygeki(h2)  [Sep 10, 2010 at 11:34 PM]
maridvnvm  [Sep 11, 2010 at 01:38 PM]
What a fascinating coin. Beautiful too.