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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Ptolemaic Egypt| > GP11539
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.
GP11539. Bronze hemidrachm, SNG Cop 207 ff., F, Alexandria mint, weight 22.64g, maximum diameter 31.3mm, die axis 0o, obverse Diademed head of Zeus Ammon to right; reverse ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ (King Ptolemy), eagle standing half left atop fulmen, wings closed, double cornucopias bound with fillet on left shoulder; nice green patina; SOLD











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