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Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy I Soter, 305 - 282 B.C.
In Coins of the Ptolemaic Empire, C. Lorber writes, "This series combines a type of local significance -- Aphrodite, patroness of Cyprus -- with Ptolemy's personal badge, the eagle on thunderbolt, and names Ptolemy as issuing authority." Of the likely mint, Lorber writes, "The pattern of finds for this issue is consistent with an origin at Palai Paphos, home to the great sanctuary of Aphrodite Cypria."
GP85879. Bronze hemiobol
, Lorber CPE
81 (2 spec.); BMC Ptolemies
p. 7, 60; SNG Milan
28; SNG Cop
-, F, tight flan
, rough corrosion, Cyprus
, Palai Paphos(?) mint, weight
3.046g, maximum diameter
17.1mm, die axis
, 294 - 282 B.C.; obverse head
of Aphrodite Paphia right, wearing plain taenia
; reverse eagle
standing left on thunderbolt, wings open, head
left, ΠTOΛE (upward on left); rare
Catalog current as of Thursday, March 21, 2019.
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