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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Ptolemaic Egypt| > GP88273
Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy II Philadelphos, 285 - 246 B.C.
This type is found primarily in Lebanon and Svoronos attributed it to Sidon, with some reservations. In Coins of the Ptolemaic Empire, Catherine Lorber writes of this and related types, "Because mintmarks were a characteristic feature of coins issued by the coastal cities of Phoenicia and Palestine, the lack of mintmarks on these coins may point to an inland origin. The persistence of the double cornucopia after the reign of Ptolemy II suggests and important association with Arsinoe Philadelphus and perhaps an attribution to a city named for her."
GP88273. Bronze obol, Lorber CPE B340, Svoronos 761, Noeske 106, Weiser 44, SNG Milan 147, BMC Ptolemies -, SNG Cop -, Hosking -, Malter -, aVF, brown tone, edge split, beveled obverse edge, central cavities, Phoenicia, uncertain mint, weight 10.201g, maximum diameter 25.5mm, die axis 0o, c. 260 - 246 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Zeus right; reverse ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ (King Ptolemy), eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings open, head left, filleted double cornucopia left; ex Ora Eads Collection; ex CNG Sale 41 (19 Mar 1997), lot 1035 (part of); $150.00 SALE |PRICE| $135.00




  






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