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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Ptolemaic Egypt| > GP94519
Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, Ptolemy IV Philopator, 221 - 204 B.C.
|Ptolemaic| |Egypt|, |Ptolemaic| |Kingdom| |of| |Egypt,| |Ptolemy| |IV| |Philopator,| |221| |-| |204| |B.C.|, Ptolemy IV's surname Philopator means father lover, ironic since according to some authorities he poisoned his father. Ptolemy IV is a major protagonist of the apocryphal 3 Maccabees, which describes events following the Battle of Raphia, in both Jerusalem and Alexandria. He was a cruel and evil monarch.
GP94519. Bronze drachm, Lorber CPE B542, Svoronos 1129, BMC Ptolemies 64 (Ptolemy III), Weiser 48 (Ptolemy II), Hazzard C1069, Wolf GAE584, SNG Cop -, F, well centered, scratches, light corrosion, light encrustations, tiny edge chip on reverse, beveled obverse edge, central depressions, Phoenicia, Tyre mint, weight 67.334g, maximum diameter 42.2mm, die axis 0o, Jul 217 - 205/204 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right; reverse ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed, club left, ∆I between legs, dot border; HUGE! 67 grams! 42 mm!, from The Ray Nouri Collection; SOLD










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