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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Ptolemaic Egypt| > GP91434
Kyrene, Kyrenaica, North Africa, Ptolemy III Euergetes, 246 - 222 B.C.
Alexander the Great received tribute from the cities of Kyrenaica after he took Egypt. Kyrenaica was annexed by Ptolemy I Soter. It briefly gained independence under Magas of Cyrene, stepson of Ptolemy I, but was reabsorbed into the Ptolemaic empire after his death. It was separated from the main kingdom by Ptolemy VIII and given to his son Ptolemy Apion, who, dying without heirs in 96 B.C., bequeathed it to the Roman Republic.
GP91434. Bronze dichalkon, Lorber CPE B480; Svoronos 872; SNG Milan 475; BMC Cyrenaica p. 82, 42; SNG Cop -, F, well centered, lightly etched surfaces, edge cracks, central depressions, obverse edge beveled, Kyrene (near Shahhat, Libya) mint, weight 1.634g, maximum diameter 16.0mm, die axis 0o, 246 - 222 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Ptolemy Soter right with aegis; reverse ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ (King Ptolemy), head of Libya right, hair in formal curls down neck, cornucopia behind; from the Maxwell Hunt Collection; very rare; $40.00

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