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Home > Catalog > Greek Coins > Hellenistic Monarchies > Ptolemaic Egypt > GS88402
Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy II Philadelphos, 285 - 246 B.C., Gaza, Philistia
Gaza was one of five Philistine cities along the southern coast that successfully resisted Israelite conquest until c. 150 B.C. Alexander Jannaeus destroyed the city after a revolt c. 96 B.C. It was rebuilt as a Roman city by Gabinius. It is the setting for Philip's conversion of an Ethiopian eunuch (Acts 8:26). "Thus says the Lord: For three transgressions of Gaza and for four I will not revoke the punishment .. I will turn my hand against Ekron and the remnant of the Philistines shall perish says the Lord God.."(Amos 1:6-8)
GS88402. Silver tetradrachm, Lorber CPE 883; Svoronos 1045 (3 spec.); BMC Ptolemies p. 49, 28; SNG Cop -; Weiser -; Noeske -; Malter -, VF, bumps and scratches, edge flaw, die break near date, Gaza mint, weight 13.999g, maximum diameter 27.1mm, die axis 0o, 246 - 245 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Ptolemy I right wearing aegis; reverse ΠTOΛEMAIOY ΣΩTHPOΣ (Ptolemy Savior), eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head left, wings closed, ΓA over AN monogram left, B (year 2) over Z right; scarce; SOLD










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