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ZEUS, Ptolemy II Philadelphos, Syracuse Issue of Hieron II, Diobol - 285/246BC
AE 26.3-27.5mm : 18.282gm : 3h
OBV - Laureate Zeus facing right
REV - Eagle standing on thunderbolt facing left, wing open, head facing left, no leg monogram, shield in left field. BASILEOS right, PTOLEMAIOY left
REF - Svoronos 610 (Plate 12 #17) SNGCop 114 Weiser 18
NOTE - This type actually struck in Syracuse by Hieron II ca. 265BC. New research just published on this subject (2007). The paper that presents this new attribution is available online at
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Album name:PtolemAE / The Pantheon - Gods, Goddesses and Personifications
Keywords:ptolemy ptolemaic bronze PtolemAE Project
File Size:102 KB
Date added:Apr 02, 2009
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Johnny  [Apr 02, 2009 at 11:40 PM]
this one's detail and features are fantastic, beautiful coin
PtolemAE  [Apr 03, 2009 at 04:46 AM]
Thanks. We now know of 8 coins from this die. This is the best
areich  [Apr 03, 2009 at 04:58 PM]
A great portrait.
mihali84  [Sep 02, 2009 at 04:14 AM]
randy h2  [Sep 02, 2009 at 07:31 AM]
wow, very nive!
neander  [Sep 28, 2009 at 09:28 PM]
Very impressive! Thank you!
Frans Diederik  [Jul 23, 2010 at 05:31 PM]
Just Superb!