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Ptolemaic Kingdom13 viewsHellenistic coinage of the Ptolemies, after Alexander the Great. Principal mints include Alexandria in Egypt, Paphos and Sidon in Cyprus, and Sidon and Tyre in Phoenicia. 1 commentsAnaximander
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1929J ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1929 DOC 38 CLBC 2.4.5 Imitation 37 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV. Bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 20mm

Weight 2.5gm

This is a regional minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 9 examples with weight s running from 1.82gm to 5.10gm and size from 18mm to 22mm

This is a strange example, Alexius side fits the norm a bit cruder but with good detail, the Christ side lacks the book and Christ's blessing. Imitations of this particular type of coin were created well into the 14th century. This coin was a very recent find in Paphos Cyprus.
Simon
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2400 LYDIA, Sardis Hadrian, Temple of Aphrodite at Paphos21 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2400; BMC 134; Sardis 285

Issue No magistrate name

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery over shoulders

Rev. ΠΑΦΙΗ СΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ
Temple of Aphrodite at Paphos, in which conical xoanon with star and crescent above; to l. and r., flaming torch and column; paved semi-circular walled courtyard in front

10.36 gr
25 mm
6h
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4) Cleopatra Tetradrachm of Alexandria62 viewsThis coin was issued in the first year of Cleopatra's reign, which would place it around 50 B.C. while she was was still in a relationship with Julius Caesar. Twenty years later, she and Antony would commit suicide after their defeat at Actium, ending the reign of the Pharaohs of Egypt.

Silver tetradrachm, Svoronos 1817 (Ptolemaios XIII); SNG Cop 398; Cohen DCA 70; BMC Ptolemies p. 1817, 2 (Ptolemaios XIII); Noeske 363; Hosking 129; SNG Milan -, gVF, toned, Paphos mint, weight 9.476g, maximum diameter 25.6mm, die axis 0o, 51 - 50; obverse diademed bust right (feminized bust of Ptolemy I or Cleopatra?), wearing aegis; reverse PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed, palm behind over right wing, LB (year 2) over crown of Isis left, PA right

Purchased from FORVM
RM0010
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4) Cleopatra VII17 viewsCleopatra VII (maybe)
Bronze dichalkon, 1.491g, 11.5mm, 0o, Paphos mint

Diademed bust of Cleopatra VII as Isis right, hair in melon-coiffure / PTOLEMAIOU - BASILEWS, double cornucopia flanked by ribbons

Kreuzer p. 44, first illustration; Svoronos 1160 (Ptolemy IV); SNG Cop 649; Weiser -, Fine.

Caption per FORVM catalog:
Kreuzer, in his book The Coinage System of Cleopatra VII and Augustus in Cyprus, assembles evidence dating this type to Cleopatra VII instead of the reign of Ptolemy IV used in older references.

Purchased from FORVM
RM0004
Sosius
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4) Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator, 51 - 30 B.C.31 viewsCLEOPATRA VII
Bronze dichalkon, Paphos mint

Diademed bust of Cleopatra VII as Isis r., hair in melon-coiffure / ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ−ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, double cornucopia flanked by ribbons

Kreuzer p. 44, 1st illustr; Svoronos 1160 (Ptolemy IV); Weiser -; SNG Cop 649. VF
RM0022
Sosius
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Cleopatra III and Ptolemy IX or X, Paphos, 30,7 mm, diobol13 viewsPtolemaic Egypt, Cleopatra III and Ptolemy IX or X, c. 116 - 104 B.C. Bronze diobol, Paphos II #315, Svoronos -, Poor/Fair, Paphos mint, 17.088g, 30.7mm, 0o; obverse diademed and horned head of Zeus-Ammon right; reverse “BASILEWS PTOLEMAIOU”?, two eagles standing left, star and “S” before; weak strike, rough; very rare. The flan is typical for the Paphos Mint. The two eagles indicates two rulers on the throne. The weight is double the more common c. 8.5 grams obol of this period. ex FORVM

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Cleopatra III and Ptolemy IX Soter II18 viewsCleopatra III and Ptolemy IX Soter II. 116/107 BC AR Tetradrachm (13.20 gm) of Alexandria, 108/107 BC. Diademed head of Ptolemy I r. / Eagle standing l. on thunderbolt. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ | ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ, L| to l. (RY 10), ΠΑ to r. VF. SNG Cop 8 #356-357; Svoronos 1671 (Ptolemy X of Paphos) pl. 57 #12; DCA 60; Morkholm PPCH XXI #961. cf Heritage Auction 231813 #65071.
1 commentsAnaximander
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Cleopatra III with sons Ptolemy IX Soter and Ptolemy X Alexander, AE 21.653 viewsPtolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, Cleopatra III with sons Ptolemy IX Soter and Ptolemy X Alexander, c. 116 - 80 B.C. Bronze obol, Svoronos 1426 var (Alexandria), gVF, Paphos mint, 8.369g, 21.6mm, 0o, obverse diademed head of Zeus Ammon right; reverse PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, two eagles standing left side by side on thunderbolt, cornucopia left. ex FORVM1 commentsPodiceps
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Cleopatra portrait, dichalkon; Paphos, Cyprus14 viewsPtolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, Cleopatra VII, Philopator, 51 - 30 B.C., Paphos, Cyprus. Bronze dichalkon, Kreuzer p. 44, first illustration; Svoronos 1160 (Ptolemy IV); Weiser -; SNG Cop 649, gF, Paphos mint, 1.570g, 11.8mm, 0o, obverse diademed bust of Cleopatra VII as Isis right, hair in melon-coiffure; reverse “ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ − ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ”, double cornucopia flanked by ribbons; nice green patina. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Cleopatra portrait, Paphos, Cyprus20 viewsPtolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, Cleopatra VII, Philopator, 51 - 30 B.C., Paphos, Cyprus. Bronze dichalkon, Kreuzer p. 44, first illustration; Svoronos 1160 (Ptolemy IV); Weiser -; SNG Cop 649, F, Paphos mint, 1.190 g, 10.9 mm, 0o, obverse diademed bust of Cleopatra VII as Isis right, hair in melon-coiffure; reverse PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, double cornucopia flanked by ribbons. Kreuzer, in his book The Coinage System of Cleopatra VII and Augustus in Cyprus, assembles evidence dating this type to Cleopatra VII instead of the reign of Ptolemy IV used in older references. ex FORVMPodiceps
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Cleopatra portrait, Paphos, Cyprus11 viewsPtolemaic Kingdom, Cleopatra VII, Philopator, 51 - 30 B.C., Paphos, Cyprus. Bronze dichalkon, Kreuzer p. 44, first illustration; Svoronos 1160 (Ptolemy IV); Weiser -; SNG Cop 649, F, attractive patina, Paphos mint, 1.254g, 11.5mm, 270o, obverse diademed bust of Cleopatra VII as Isis right, hair in melon-coiffure; reverse “ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ − ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ”, double cornucopia flanked by ribbons; crude, flan flaw. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Cleopatra portrait, Paphos, Cyprus13 viewsPtolemaic Kingdom, Cleopatra VII, Philopator, 51 - 30 B.C., Paphos, Cyprus. Bronze dichalkon, Kreuzer p. 44, first illustration; Svoronos 1160 (Ptolemy IV); Weiser -; SNG Cop 649, aF, Paphos mint, 1.498g, 11.7mm, 0o, obverse diademed bust of Cleopatra VII as Isis right, hair in melon-coiffure; reverse “ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ − ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ”, double cornucopia flanked by ribbons; green patina. FORVM. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Cleopatra portrait, Paphos, Cyprus (2)10 viewsPtolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, Cleopatra VII, Philopator, 51 - 30 B.C., Paphos, Cyprus. Bronze dichalkon, Kreuzer p. 44, first illustration; Svoronos 1160 (Ptolemy IV); Weiser -; SNG Cop 649, VF, obverse off center, 1.660g, 13.5mm, 0o, Paphos mint, obverse diademed bust of Cleopatra VII as Isis right, hair in melon-coiffure; reverse ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ − ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, double cornucopia flanked by ribbons; Kreuzer, in his book The Coinage System of Cleopatra VII and Augustus in Cyprus, assembles evidence dating this type to Cleopatra VII instead of the reign of Ptolemy IV used in older references. ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Cleopatra VII41 viewsPtolemaic Kingdom, 13mm, 1.7g, Cleopatra VII, Philopator, 51 - 30 B.C., Paphos, Cyprus
OBV: diademed bust of Cleopatra VII as Isis right, hair in melon-coiffure
REV: Double cornucopiae, ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ
Kreuzer p. 44 first illustration, Svoronos 1160 (Ptolemy IV), SNG Cop 649,

Kreuzer, in his book The Coinage System of Cleopatra VII and Augustus in Cyprus,
assembles evidence dating this type to Cleopatra VII instead of the reign of Ptolemy IV used in older references.
1 commentsRomanorvm
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Cleopatra VII18 viewsCleopatra VII, Paphos mint, 11mm
Obverse: Diademed bust of Cleopatra VII as Isis right, hair in melon-coiffure
Reverse: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ − ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, double cornucopia flanked by ribbons
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Cleopatra VII (51 – 30 B.C.)4 viewsAE Dichalkon, 51 – 30 B.C., Paphos, 11.4mm, 1.48g, 0°, Svornos 1160; SNG COP 649.
Obv: Diademed bust of Cleopatra VII as Isis right, hair in melon-coiffure.
Rev: ΠTOΛEMAIOY − BAΣIΛEΩΣ, double cornucopia flanked by ribbons.
Marti Vltori
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Cleopatra VII - Cox 128.16 viewsCleopatra VII, 51-30BC,
AE17 of Neopaphos, Cyprus, Mint,
Laureate head of Zeus to right /
Zeus standing head to right,
holding ears of corn on single stalk & sceptre, star above.
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Cleopatra VII and Ptolemy XV, Paphos19 viewsPtolemaic Egypt, Cleopatra VII and Ptolemy XV, 44 - 30 B.C. Bronze obol, Svoronos 1842 (Ptolemy XII), F, Paphos mint, 5.575g, 24.4mm, 0o, 44 - 30 B.C.; obverse diademed and horned head of Zeus-Ammon right; reverse “PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS”, two eagles standing left on thunderbolt, headdress of Isis before; rough. The two eagles on the reverse symbolize harmony between the two rulers, in this case the mother and son, Cleopatra VII and Caesarion. ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Cleopatra VII hemiobol27 viewsLaureate head of Zeus

Statue of Zeus Salaminos standing, holding stalks of grain, star above


Paphos mint c. 35 BC

3.15g

Nicolaou, Paphos II, 469-509; Cox, Exc. at Curium 128; Museum of the History of Cypriot Coinage ch. 11, 35

Notes from Forum:

While not noted in Svoronos, this type is fairly common on Cyprus and many have been found in the excavations at Neopaphos. The lack of a central depression indicates they were struck after 96 B.C. Recent Cypriot numismatic publications date them to the time when Cleopatra VII of Egypt was the ruler of the island


Sold Forum Auction March 2019
1 commentsJay GT4
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Cleopatra VII Philopator AE Chalkous-Sixteenth Unit. Paphos on Cyprus mint, 51-30 BC24 viewsDiademed idealized head right / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt. Kreuzer P49 soldAntonivs Protti
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Cleopatra VII Philopator Svoronos 1161 Æ VB-2 19 viewsCleopatra VII Philopator Svoronos 1161 Æ VB-2
Dichalkon-Eighth Unit. Paphos on Cyprus mint, 51-30 BC. Diademed & draped idealized bust right / Double cornucopiae. Coin #215
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Cyprus - Paphos - tomb350 viewsTombs were built between 400 BC and 300 AD.Johny SYSEL
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CYPRUS - Time of Cleopatra VII17 viewsCYPRUS - Time of Cleopatra VII, 51-30BC, Æ17 Neopaphos Mint. Obv.: Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev.: No legend. Zeus standing head to right, holding ears of corn on single stalk in right hand and a scepter in the
left hand; star above head. Reference: BMC-; Svor.-; SNG Cop.-; RPC-; RPC Supplement; Cox 128.

While not noted in the standard references for Ptolemaic coinage, the coin is fairly common on Cyprus and is noted in Cypriot numismatic publications, and dated there to the time of Cleopatra VII. This denomination was commonly found in the excavations at Nea- Paphos. This issue has also sbeen attributed to Ptolemy IX.
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CYPRUS - Time of Cleopatra VII15 viewsCYPRUS - Time of Cleopatra VII, 51-30BC, Æ17 Neopaphos Mint. Obv.: Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev.: No legend. Zeus standing head to right, holding ears of corn on single stalk in right hand and a scepter in the
left hand; star above head. Reference: BMC-; Svor.-; SNG Cop.-; RPC-; RPC Supplement; Cox 128.

While not noted in the standard references for Ptolemaic coinage, the coin is fairly common on Cyprus and is noted in Cypriot numismatic publications, and dated there to the time of Cleopatra VII. This denomination was commonly found in the excavations at Nea- Paphos. This issue has also sbeen attributed to Ptolemy IX.
dpaul7
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CYPRUS, PAPHOS34 viewsca 350 - 320 BC
AE 15.5 mm 4.23 g
O: HEAD OF APHRODITE WEARING STEPHANE L
R: ROSE
BMC 49 (CYPRUS)
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Cyprus, Paphos - theatre315 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Cyprus, Paphos - tomb343 viewsTombs were built between 400 BC and 300 AD.1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Cyprus, Paphos - tomb76 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Cyprus, Paphos. Augustus AE16 Hemiobol24 viewsAugustus AE16 Hemiobol of Paphos, Cyprus.
Obv: DIVI F IMP CAESAR, head right.
Rev: A PLAVTIVS PRO COS, temple of Aphrodite at Paphos, containing conical xoanon, semicircular courtyard.
RPC 3906
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CYPRUS, Paphos. Augustus.6 viewsCYPRUS, Paphos. Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. Æ A. Plautius, proconsul. Struck in or shortly after 21 BC. Bare head right / Temple of Aphrodite at Paphos containing conical xoanon; semicircular courtyard around. Amandry 2a; RPC I 3906. VFecoli
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Cyprus, Unstruck Blank. Bronze diobol10 viewsLate Ptolemaic Cyprus, Unstruck Blank. Bronze diobol, apparently unpublished, dark patina, Paphos mint, 13.907g, 24.4mm, obverse blank, with dimple where the limestone mold was drilled; reverse, blank, with signs of casting, sprue cut where the planchet was disconnected from the casting tree. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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EB0158 Ptolemy XII / Eagle15 viewsEgypt, Ptolemy XII, AR Tetradrachm. Year 29 = 52/51 BC, Paphos Mint.
Obverse: Diademed head of Ptolemy XII right, aegis at neck.
Reverse: ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, palm branch over shoulder, IKΘ over headdress of Isis in left field, ΠA in right field.
References: Svoronos 1839; SNG Cop 396; BMC 35-36.
Diameter: 25.5mm, Weight: 14.471g.
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EB0705 Vespasian / Temple of Aphrodite8 viewsVespasian 69-79, Koinon of Cyprus, AE 27, RY 8? (AD 75/6).
Obverse: OYЄCΠACIANOC CЄBACTOC, Laureate head right.
Reverse: ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΚΥΠΡ - ΙΩΝ, Temple of Aphrodite at Paphos, within which is conical xoanon between stars; candelabrum on each side of building; paved semicircular courtyard in foreground; [ΕΤΟΥC H?] date in legend.
References: Cf. RPC II 1821, cf. SNG Copenhagen 75.
Diameter: 26.5mm, Weight: 13.011g.
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EB0706 Domitian / Temple of Aphrodite12 viewsDomitian, AE 29.
Obverse: [AUT KAISA]R DOMIT[IANOS SEB], Laureate head right.
Reverse: KOINON [ΚΥΠΡ? MAKEΔONΩN?], Temple of Aphrodite at Paphos, [ΕΤΟΥC] H date in legend.
References: -.
Diameter: 29mm, Weight: 12.377g.

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EGYPT -- CLEOPATRA VII20 viewsEGYPT -- CLEOPATRA VII (51-30 BC) AE 25, Paphos Mint, Cyprus. Horned head of Zeus/Ammon right. Rev.: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - Palm Branch through eagle right with closed wings; KPR monogram right. Reference: Svoronos 1875dpaul7
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EGYPT -- PTOLEMY III EUERGETES15 viewsEGYPT -- PTOLEMY III EUERGETES -- (246-221 BC) AE20. Paphos Mint, Cyprus, Horned head of Zeus-Ammon right / ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ , facing cult statue of Aphrodite. Reference: Svoronos 1007.
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Egypt, Ptolemy IX, Svoronos 1698 Ptolemy IX AE20. 41 viewsEgypt, Ptolemy IX, Svoronos 1698 Ptolemy IX AE20.
Paphos, Cyprus, Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right.
/ BASILEWS PTOLEMAIOU, two eagles standing
left, on thunderbolt, cornucopia before.
SNG Cop 674var. Coin #606
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Egypt: Ptolemy X (Joint reign) Tetradrachm30 viewsObv: No legend, diademed head of Ptolemy I facing right, wearing aegis.

Rev: ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on a thunderbolt, wings closed, LIΓ (year 13) / I (year 10) in left field; ΠA in right field.

Silver Tetradrachm, Paphos mint, 105 - 104 BC (Joint reign with Cleopatra III)

13.5 grams, 24.8 mm, 0°

GCV 7939 (var.)

Ex: FORVM
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Egypt: Ptolemy XII, Neos Dionysos (first reign), 80 - 58 BC33 viewsObv: No legend, diademed head of Ptolemy I, wearing aegis, facing right.

Rev: ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on a thunderbolt, wings closed, LГ (year 3) to left, ΠA on right.

Silver Tetradrachm, Paphos mint, 79 - 78 BC

13.9 grams, 25.4 mm, 0°

GCV 7944 (var.), Svoronos 1849, SNG Copenhagen 378

Ex: FORVM
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GREEK, Cyprus, Paphos mint. Cleopatra and Ptolemy XIII-XV. Mintet c. 51-39 B.C. 83 viewsCyprus, Paphos mint. Cleopatra and Ptolemy XIII-XV. Mintet c. 51-39 B.C. Bronze diobol, 10.340g, 29.5mm. VF. Attributution by Matt Kreuzer, author of "The Coinage System of Cleopatra VII and Augustus in Cyprus." The two eagles symbolize two rulers on the throne of Cyprus, in this case Cleopatra VII and one of her two successive brother-husbands, Ptolemy XIII or XIV, less likely her son Ptolemy XV. The round, thin flan and weight standard is correct for the very late Ptolemaic Kingdom. The palm branch appears on obols (c. 6 grams) across the eagles, RPC 3903. Obv: diademed head of Zeus right, of Cypriot style, star before? Ref: unstruck Greek legend, presumably PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, two eagles standing left, palm branch before. Unpublished in major references: SNG Cop -, BMC -, Svor -, Paphos II -, RPC -, Noeske -. Exstremely rareBard Gram O
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GREEK, Cyprus, Paphos mint. Minted c. 135 B.C. Ptolemy VIII Euergetes, 145 - 116 B.C.24 viewsCyprus, Paphos mint. Minted c. 135 B.C. Ptolemy VIII Euergetes, 145 - 116 B.C. Bronze obol, 7.973 g, 23.2 mm, F. Obv: diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right. Rev: eagle standing right, helmet before, PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS. This coin type is undated but was almost certainly issued at the same time as dated issues with this same helmet symbol, c. 135 B.C. Ref: Cox pp. 15, 106 #119, plate IV. RareBard Gram O
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Greek, Late Ptolemaic period, c. 2-1 cent. B.C. UNIQUE? 250 viewsBeirut/Bervtus mint? Late Ptolemaic period, c. 2-1 cent. B.C. Bronze quarter-obol, VF, 1.922g, 12.5mm, 90o.Obv: double cornucopia. Rev: BASIL..., eagle standing left. The style of the flan and the eagle is similar to some late Berytus pieces. The flan is not Cyprus, Kyrene or Alexandria. Ref: Svoronos -; BMC -; SNG Cop -; Paphos II -. UNIQUE? 1 commentsBard Gram Okland
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Koinon of Cyprus, Paphos22 viewsObv: Laureate and draped bust right.
Rev: Temple of Paphian Aphrodite, cone flanked by two stars within; two columns on either side, semi-circular court before.
BMC Cyprus p. 83, 39
26mm, 10.91g
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Neopaphos, Cyprus, c. 51 - 30 B.C., Time of Cleopatra VII9 viewsNeopaphos, Cyprus, c. 51 - 30 B.C., Time of Cleopatra VII. Bronze hemiobol, Nicolaou, Paphos II, 469-509; Cox, Exc. at Curium 128; Museum of the History of Cypriot Coinage ch. 11, 35; Svoronos -, SNG Cop -, RPC -, F, Neopaphos mint, 2.291 g, 12.5 mm, 0o, c. 51 - 30 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Zeus right; reverse, statue of Zeus Salaminios standing left, stalks of grain in right and scepter in left, star above. While not noted in the standard references for Ptolemaic coinage, the coin is fairly common on Cyprus and is noted in Cypriot numismatic publications, and dated there to the time of Cleopatra VII. This denomination was commonly found in the excavations at Neopaphos. ex FORVMPodiceps
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Neopaphos, Cyprus, c. 51 - 30 B.C., Time of Cleopatra VII (2)14 viewsNeopaphos, Cyprus, c. 51 - 30 B.C., Time of Cleopatra VII. Bronze hemiobol, Nicolaou, Paphos II, 469-509; Cox, Exc. at Curium 128; Museum of the History of Cypriot Coinage ch. 11, 35; Svoronos -, SNG Cop -, RPC -, F, Neopaphos mint, 2.291g, 12.5mm, 0o, c. 51 - 30 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Zeus right; reverse, statue of Zeus Salaminios standing left, stalks of grain in right and scepter in left, star above. ex FORVMPodiceps
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Neopaphos, Cyprus, c. 51 - 30 B.C., Time of Cleopatra VII (3)7 viewsNeopaphos, Cyprus, c. 51 - 30 B.C., Time of Cleopatra VII. Bronze hemiobol, Nicolaou, Paphos II, 469-509; Cox, Exc. at Curium 128; Museum of the History of Cypriot Coinage ch. 11, 35; Svoronos -, SNG Cop -, RPC -, F, Neopaphos mint, 2.642g, 14.9mm, 0o, c. 51 - 30 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Zeus right; reverse, statue of Zeus Salaminios standing left, stalks of grain in right and scepter in left, star above. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Neopaphos, Nicolaou, Cyprus, Bronze Hemiobol119 viewsBronze hemiobol, Nicolaou, Paphos II, F, green patina
Neopaphos mint, c. 51 - 30 B.C.
1.962g, 13.6mm, 0o
Obverse: laureate head of Zeus right
Reverse: statue of Zeus Salaminios standing left, stalks of grain in right and scepter in left, star above
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Paphos dove7 viewsPaphos, Cyprus, late 4th Century B.C. Bronze AE 17, SGCV II 5785, BMC 6 var, F, Paphos mint, 3.811 g, 17.4 mm, 180o, obverse head of Aphrodite left; reverse Cypriot letters (=be pi-u), dove standing right on scepter, oval countermark in center; porous. ex FORVM

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Paphos, Cyprus, late 4th Century B.C. AE 13, Aphrodite/ flower4 viewsPaphos, Cyprus, late 4th Century B.C. Bronze AE 13, SGCV II 5788, BMC 49, Tzambazis 92, VF, Paphos mint, weight 2.078g, maximum diameter 12.9mm, die axis 0o, obverse head of Aphrodite left, wearing ornamented stephanos; reverse rose; An interesting issue. The flower is similar to the flower which appears on the Alexander the Great tetradrachm of both Paphos and Memphis. This little bronze helps make the connection between the two issues. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Paphos, Cyprus. Ae1427 viewsObv: Zeus head facing right (common Ptolemaic design) on the obverse.
Rev: Zeus standing head to left, holding ears of grain in his left hand and a scepter in his right hand.

Generic small change coin type from 1st C. BC, time of Cleopatra VII and others.

BMC Ptolemies -; Svor. 1842; SNG Cop. -; RPC -; RPC Supplement mentions Paphos II; Cox, Excavations at Curium, 128
ancientone
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Paphos, Cyprus. AE1826 viewsObv: Zeus head facing right (common Ptolemaic design) on the obverse.
Rev: Zeus standing head to left, holding ears of grain in his left hand and a scepter in his right hand.

Generic small change coin type from 1st C. BC, time of Cleopatra VII and others.

BMC Ptolemies -; Svor. 1842; SNG Cop. -; RPC -; RPC Supplement mentions Paphos II; Cox, Excavations at Curium, 128
ancientone
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Paphos. Arsinoe III9 viewsPtolemaic Kingdom. Arsinoe III, wife of Ptolemy IV Philopator. 222-205/4 B.C. AE dichalkon (12.2 mm, 1.78 g, 1 h). Paphos. Diademed and draped bust right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, double cornucopia tied with fillet. Svronos 1161; Wieser 96; SNG Cop 650. ecoli
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Ptolemaic Kingdom, Cleopatra III and Ptolemy X Soter, 110 - 109 B.C. and 107 - 101 B.C., Tetradrachm53 viewsSilver tetradrachm
Obv:– Diademed head of Ptolemy I right wearing aegis
Rev:- PTOLEMAIOY BASILEOS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed, L I (year 10 of Cleopatra's reign) left, PA right;
Minted in Paphos, B.C. 110
Reference:– Svoronos 1668, SNG Cop -, Noeske -,
ex Forvm

14.258g, 24,1mm, 0o

After the death of Ptolemy VIII in 116 B.C. Cleopatra III ruled jointly with her mother Cleopatra II and her son Ptolemy IX. Cleopatra III expelled Ptolemy IX 110 B.C. and replaced him as co-regent with her second son Ptolemy X. Ptolemy IX regained the throne in 109 but was again replaced in 107 B.C. In 101 B.C., after 6 years of joint rule Ptolemy X had his mother Cleopatra III murdered.
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Ptolemaic Kingdom, Cleopatra III and Ptolemy X Soter, 110 - 109 B.C. and 107 - 101 B.C., Tetradrachm36 viewsSilver tetradrachm
Obv:– Diademed head of Ptolemy I right wearing aegis
Rev:- PTOLEMAIOY BASILEOS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed, L I (year 10 of Cleopatra's reign) left, PA right;
Minted in Paphos, B.C. 110
Reference:– Svoronos 1668, SNG Cop -, Noeske -,
ex Forvm

14.258g, 24,1mm, 0o

After the death of Ptolemy VIII in 116 B.C. Cleopatra III ruled jointly with her mother Cleopatra II and her son Ptolemy IX. Cleopatra III expelled Ptolemy IX 110 B.C. and replaced him as co-regent with her second son Ptolemy X. Ptolemy IX regained the throne in 109 but was again replaced in 107 B.C. In 101 B.C., after 6 years of joint rule Ptolemy X had his mother Cleopatra III murdered.
maridvnvm
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PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM, CLEOPATRA VII29 views51- 30 BC (Time of Cleopatra VII)
AE Hemiobol 17 mm max., 3.55 g
O: Laureate head of Zeus to right
R: Statue of Zeus Salaminios standing left, stalks of grain in right hand and scepter in left, star above.
Cyprus, Neopaphos;
Nicolaou, Paphos II, 469-509; Cox, Exc. at Curium 128; Museum of the History of Cypriot Coinage ch. 11, 35
laney
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Ptolemaic kingdom, Paphos, Ptolemaios III Euergetes, Svoronos 100821 viewsPtolemaios III Euergetes, 246-221 BC
AE - Dichalkon (AE 16), 2.44g, 16.43mm, 315°
obv. head of Zeus-Ammon, horned and with taenia, r.
rev. PTOLEMAIOV - BACILEWC
Cult statue of Aphrodite, wearing high polos, stg. frontal on base, r. hand before breast, holding
unknown object (girdle?) in lowered l. hand; braids bound in several thick knots and reaching to the
shoulders
ref. Svoronos 1008; SNG Copenhagen 647
about VF, black-green patina

This type is now assigned to Ptolemaios V Epiphanes and dated to about 204-201 BC (W. Weiser, Katalog Ptolemäischer Bronzemünzen der Sammlung ... Universität Köln, S. 70, Nr.111). Thanks to Arminius!

The famous Aphrodite Paphias was aniconical, probably a baetyl. So we have here another, probably Hellenistic, cult statue.
Jochen
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Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysos, 80 - 58 B.C. and 55 - 51 B.C.142 viewsAR Tetradrachm, (Sovornos 1868~Cleopatra VII), (SNG Cop 391), Weight 14.1g, Max. diameter 24.15mm, Paphos mint (Alexandria mint in some refs.) year 21 (60/61 B.C.), Obv. Diademed head of Ptolemy Soter right, wearing aegis, Rev. ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, Eagle standing left on thunderbolt (off flan); L KA (date) before; ΠA behind, Background toning with some pitting on obv.


There is some disagreement between references as to which ruler it is assigned to. And the mint.

Background info courtesy Forvm Ancient Coins

In 80 B.C., Ptolemy XI was removed from the throne by the Egyptian people after he killed his coregent and step-mother Berenice III. Since he had no male heir, the oldest (illegitimate) son of Ptolemy IX was made King Ptolemy XII. Ptolemy XI had left the throne to Rome in his will, but Rome did not challenge Ptolemy XII's succession because the Senate did not want an Egyptian expansion.

Ptolemy XII was a weak and unpopular ruler. He was awarded the belittling title Auletes - the flute player. Deposed by his own subjects in 58 B.C., he regained his throne with Roman assistance. His daughter, the famous Cleopatra VII, was the last Ptolemaic ruler of Egypt.

Ex. Aegean Numismatics
Ex. CNG auction 91 lot 75

Pictured on Wildwinds
2 commentsSteve E
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PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM--PTOLEMY I SOTER18 views367 - 283 BC
struck 310 - 306 BC
AE 20 mm 6.99 g
O: HEAD OF APHRODITE WEARING ORNAMENTED STEPHANOS, R
R: EAGLE WITH CLOSED WINGS STANDING L ON THUNDERBOLT
[PTO]LEMAI[OU] TO R
PAPHOS, CYPRUS
laney
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PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II (Physcon). 145-116 BC. 16 views26mm, 13.92 g, 12h
Paphos mint.
Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis around neck
Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; LΛ (date) to left, ΠA to right
Svoronos -; Paphos Hoard 6; SNG Copenhagen
JBGood
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Ptolemy I40 viewsPtolemy I
Date: 323-283 BC
Type: AE 16mm 4.57g
Mint: Paphos (Cyprus) (310-305 BC)
Obverse: Aprodite
Reverse: Eagle
Reference: COP 643
3 commentsJohn K
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Ptolemy II, Philadelphos, Bronze hemiobol, Svoronos 842 8 viewsPtolemy II, Philadelphos, 285 - 246 B.C. Bronze hemiobol, Svoronos 842 (Ptolemy III, only one example known to Svoronos), F, Paphos mint, 7.034g, 21.1mm, 0o, c. 282 - 262 B.C.; obverse head of Zeus right; reverse “ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ”, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, lotus before; scarce. ex FORVMPodiceps
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Ptolemy IX, Soter, Tetradrachm, Paphos18 viewsPtolemy IX, Soter, 116-106 B.C. Tetradrachm 107/106 B.C., Paphos, 13,44 g Sear GCV II: 7922,Podiceps
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Ptolemy V Epiphanes, Obol, Svoronos 14947 viewsPtolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 205 - 180 B.C. Bronze obol, Svoronos 1494 (Ptolemy VIII), SNG Cop 339 ff. (Ptolemy VIII), Weiser 126, BMC Alexandria p. 69, 9 - 10 (Paphos?), Noeske -, Hosking -, aF, encrustation, corrosion, Alexandria mint, 9.216g, 24.0mm, 0o, 200 - 197 B.C.; obverse bearded head of Herakles right wearing lion-scalp headdress; reverse “ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ”, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed, head left; scarce. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Ptolemy VI Philometer392 viewsPtolemy VI Silver Tetradrachm
Paphos mint, Cyprus
Year KG (23)= 158 B.C.
26mm 13.6g
Obv: Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis.
Rev: PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; date in left field, PA in right.
Svoronos 1435, SNG Cop. 619, BMC 37
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Ptolemy VI Philometor11 viewsPtolemy VI Philometor. 180-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (13.06 gm) RY 7, 175/4 BC of Paphos. Diademed head of Ptolemy I r. / Eagle standing l. on thunderbolt. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ | ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ, LΞ to l., ΠΑ to r. aVF. SNG Cop 8 #614; Svoronos 1312; DCA 40.
Anaximander
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Ptolemy X Alexander16 viewsPtolemy X Alexander. 116/115-80 BC AR Tetradrachm (13.70 gm) of Alexandria, 97/6 BC. Diademed head of Ptolemy I r. / Eagle standing l. on thunderbolt. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ | ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ, LIH (RY 18) to l., ΠΑ to r. VF. SNG Cop 8 #367 w/ obv. die link to #366; Svornos 1678 pl. 57 #23; DCA 68. cf Heritage A231829 #63060 (same dies). Alt. attribution: Paphos mint. Svoronos 1689 pl. 59b #22-23; DCA 62; SNG Cop 8 #633 (Ptolemy IX).
1 commentsAnaximander
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Ptolemy X Soter II, 116-80 BC. AR Tetradrachm Paphos, Cyprus Mint, yarr 14 = 103 BC. PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM. 41 viewsPTOLEMAIC KINGDOM. Ptolemy X Soter II, 116-80 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Paphos, yr. 14 (103 BC). Diademed head of Ptolemy X right wearing aegis /PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, LID on left, PA on right. _16501
Svor.1674. SNGCop.363. 13.0 gram sold
Antonivs Protti
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Ptolemy XII 352 viewsSilver tetradrachm, VF, partial brockage
Alexandria mint
13.384g, 25.1mm, 0o, 62 - 61 B.C.
Obverse: diademed head of Ptolemy I right wearing aegis
Reverse: PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed, date LK left ( year 20, L appears as I) and PA right.

Svoronos 1867 (Cleopatra VII); BMC 113, 39-40 (Ptolemaeus XI), SNG Cop-.

Ex FORVM: "Rare partial brockage. A partial brockage occurs when: 1) one coin jams in the die, 2) a second coin is struck using the first coin as a die, 3) the first coin is removed, and 4) the second coin is re-struck with the die. This is an unusual circumstance of events. Clashed dies are more common. In clashed dies, the dies are struck against each other, creating a weak design of one or each die on the other. This coin is a partial brockage, not the product of clashed dies. The depth of the intaglio image, position in relation to the cameo image, and weakness of the higher points of the cameo image support the attribution to "partial brockage.""
mihali84
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Ptolemy XII Auletes [53 BC] AR Tetradrachm29 views Svoronos 1837, SNG Cop 395. Paphos Mint, 11.9 grams

Obverse: Diademed head of Ptolemy I with feminine features.
Reverse:Eagle standing left with thunderbolt in claws and Isis crown to left, palm branch over its right shoulder. In the left field 'LKH' (=year 28); in right field 'PA' (=Paphos)/ BASILEWE PTOLEMAIOY (of King Ptolemy)


In 54 BC, Ptolemy XII returned to Egypt from a 3-year exile and issued new Tetradrachms for the last 27-30th years of his rule. They show the crown of Isis in the eagle's claw that recognized Cleopatra as his heir and likely co-regent. The Isis crown remained the symbol of Cleo VII on her coins following Ptolemy's death in 51 BC. This pattern remained unchanged for all of Cleopatra's tetradrachms though the quality of coins became very bad owing to the huge bribes that had to be paid for Roman "protection". For a great discussion of these attributions and coin history see the link: http://www.ptolemaic.net/cleopatra/4coin-isis.htm#p5bydelay.

This coin was issued by Ptolemy XII in his 28th regnal year (53 BC) when his daughter, Cleopatra was about 15.

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Ptolemy XII or Cleopatra VII Tetradrachm102 viewsPtolemy XII (80-58 BC) or Cleopatra VII
AR Tetradrachm
Diademed head of Ptolemy I right

ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ
Eagle on thunderbolt left.
year (L) IH = 18 (=64-63 BC or 34-33 BC), PA to right

Listed as Alexandria mint, though the "PA" to the right suggests it was minted in Paphos, Cyprus.

SNG Cop-389

13.49g

Ex-ANE

IH is year 18 and in this context it is ambiguous - either 64BC (modern scholars like Morkholm, Noeske, etc.) or 34BC (Svoronos).

Hence this issue is either Ptolemy XII (modern interpretation) or Cleopatra VII ruling with Ptolemy XIV, Ptolemy XV or Ptolemy XVI (Svoronos interpretation).
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Ptolemy XII Silver Tetradrachm47 viewsPtolemy XII, Silver tetradrachm, Paphos mint, 14.577g, 24.3mm, die axis 0o, 58 - 57 BC, Noeske 356, Svoronos -, SNG Cop -,
OBV: diademed head of Ptolemy I right wearing aegis
REV: PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed, LKD left (year 24), PA right; struck with a worn obverse die; scarce;

Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysos, 80 - 58 B.C. and 55 - 51 B.C.
Ptolemy XII was a weak and unpopular ruler. He was awarded the belittling title Auletes - the flute player.
Deposed by his own subjects in 58 B.C., he regained his throne with Roman assistance.
His daughter, the famous Cleopatra VII, was the last Ptolemaic ruler of Egypt.

EX: Forum Ancient Coins
1 commentsRomanorvm
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Ptolemy XII, tetradrachm71 viewsPtolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, Ptolemy XII, Neos Dionysos, 80 - 51 B.C. Silver tetradrachm, Svoronos 1839; BMC 117, 35; SNG Cop 396, gVF, toned, Paphos mint, 13.683 g, 25.9 mm, 0o, 52 - 51 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Ptolemy I or XII? right, wearing aegis; reverse “PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS”, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed, date “IKQ” (year 29) and crown of Isis left, “PA ” right. Ptolemy XII was a weak and unpopular ruler. He was awarded the belittling title Auletes - the flute player. Disposed by his own subjects in 58 B.C., he regained his throne with Roman assistance. His daughter, the famous Cleopatra VII, was the last Ptolemaic ruler of Egypt. Minted under Roman supervision. About 33% silver. ex FORVM1 commentsPodiceps
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Augustus, Cyprus, AE1844 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR DIVI F. Bare head of Augustus right.
Rev: A PLAVTIVS PRO COS. Temple of Aphrodite at Paphos, containing cone shaped object; paved semicircular court in foreground.
16mm
GICV: 105; Cohen 163, 784
seaotter
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RPC II 1803 Vespasianus48 viewsObv: AYTOKPATΩP OYECΠACIANOC KAICAP, Laureate head left
Rev: ETOYC NEOY IEPOY / H (in exergue), Temple of Aphrodite at Paphos, in which conical xoanon
AR/Tetradrachm (23.99 mm 12.35 g 12h) Struck in Uncertain Cypriot mint 75-76 A.D.
RPC 1803, Prieur 1564, BMC 18-19
ex Artemide Auction 6E lot 6171
FlaviusDomitianus
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RPC-1803-Vespasian54 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 12.09g
Antioch mint (for Cyprus), 75-76 AD
Obv: AYTOKPATΩP OYЄCΠACIANOC KAICAP; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l.
Rev: ЄTOYC NЄOY IЄPOY; Temple of Aphrodite at Paphos, in which conical xoanon; in exergue, H
RPC 1803 (17 spec.).
Ex Pegasi Numismatics VAuctions 36, 23 May 2017, lot 324

Antioch struck a small issue of tetradrachms and didrachms for Cyprus in the mid 70s AD. The reverse types are typically ethnic, such as this coin's depiction of the Temple of Aphrodite at Paphos struck in 75 or 76. The famous temple figures prominently in Flavian lore as the place where Titus Caesar received a favourable oracle from the priest Sostratus prior to Vespasian's bid for the purple. The island experienced a devastating earthquake in late 77 or early 78 that destroyed three of her major cities. The temple shown on the coin was destroyed as well, but was soon lavishly rebuilt in a similar design.

A remarkable portrait in fine 'Antiochene' style.
3 commentsDavid Atherton
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Vespasian / Temple of Aphrodite34 viewsCYPRUS, Koinon of Cyprus. (Antioch mint) Vespasian.AD 69-79. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 12.59 g, 1h). Dated RY 8 (AD 75/6).
Obv: AYTOKPATΩP OYЄCΠACIANOC KAICAP; Laureate head of Vespasian left. c/m Head of Marcus Aurelius left within incuse circle.
Rev: ЄTOYC NЄOY IЄPOY; H in exergue, conical cult xoanon of Aphrodite of Paphos within central distyle tower, central crossbeam of tripartite entablature above; tristyle porticoes flanking; the entire structure set on low basis.
- RPC 1803; Tziambazis 16; Countermark: Howgego 844 i.
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