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Ptolemy III, 246-222 B.C.

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Egypt, Ptolemy III, 246-222 B.C.

AE Drachm, 72.15g. 42.5mm. Alexandria mint. Diademed head of Zeus Ammon to right. Rev. Eagle standing to left on thunderbolt; cornucopia in field to left.  Svoronos 964.  SNG COP 171-2.  Reddish-brown patina with some areas of encrustation.

Provenance/Pedigree:

Ex: Freeman and Sear, Los Angeles, Mail Bid Sale 15, June 27, 2008, lot 224.

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good Very Fine $1,750.00
Ptolemy III, 246-222 B.C., 1991 pedigree

AE Dichalkon, 2.68g.  15.5mm. Paphos, Cyprus mint.  Diademed head of Zeus Ammon to right.  Rev. Cult figure of Aphrodite standing; she holds lotus flower to breast with her right hand and poppy or myrtle branches in her left hand.   Lorber B450.  SNG COP 647. Svoronos 1008.  Wieser 108.  Lovely green patina and possibly the finest known example of  this scarce issue.

Provenance/Pedigrees


Ex: Bankhaus Aufhäuser, Munich, Auction 8, October 9, 1991, lot 278
Ex: CNG 57, 2011, lot 702.

 

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Extremely Fine/good Very Fine $2,500.00

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