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Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy III Euergetes, 246 - 222 B.C.
Ptolemy III Euergetes was the third ruler of the Ptolemaic dynasty in Egypt. He promoted the translation of Jewish scriptures into Greek as the Septuagint. Due to a falling out at the Seleucid court, his eldest sister Berenice Phernophorus was murdered along with her infant son. In response, he invaded Syria, occupied Antioch, and even reached Babylon. This war, the Third Syrian War, is cryptically alluded to in Daniel XI 7-9. The Ptolemaic kingdom reached the height of its power during his reign.
GP85912. Bronze trihemiobol
, Lorber CPE
1005; SNG Cop
107; BMC Ptolemies
p. 52, 57; SNG Milan
-, VF, dark patina
, well centered
, some red earthen deposits, porosity/light corrosion, central cavities, Cyprus
, Paphos mint, weight
17.135g, maximum diameter
28.5mm, die axis
, series 5; obverse
of Zeus-Ammon right; reverse
ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ (King
Ptolemy), cult statue of Aphrodite standing facing on base, wearing polos
, right arm across breast, left arm downward away from side
Catalog current as of Friday, May 24, 2019.
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