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Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy II Philadelphos, 285 - 246 B.C.
Most finds of this type are from Bulgaria, suggesting a mint in Thrace. This type is found both with and without central depressions, indicating it was struck both before and after the coinage reform of 265 B.C., after which central depressions (dimples) became a feature of Ptolemaic coinage. This example is pre-reform.
GP86417. Bronze AE 17, Svoronos
351, SNG Cop
100, Lorber CPE
B310 var. (post reform), SNG Milan
-, BMC Ptolemies
-, aVF, obv.
die break from nose to edge, rev. well centered
on a tight flan
, bumps, marks, corrosion, without central cavities, uncertain (Thracian?) mint, weight
5.472g, maximum diameter
17.4mm, die axis
, pre-reform, 285 - 265 B.C.; obverse
veiled and diademed bust
of Arsinoe II
ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ (King
standing left on fulmen
left, wings open, ∆I over
) left; see CNG e-auction 92 (23 Jun 2004), lot 64, for another specimen with the same obverse
die break; rare
$180.00 SALE PRICE $162.00
Catalog current as of Saturday, May 25, 2019.
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