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Lot 148

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Estimate: 400 USD
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Ptolemaic, Ptolemy VI. AE 25-26; Ptolemaic, Ptolemy VI; 180-145 BC. Paphos, before 168 BC, AE 25-26, 13.95g. Svoronos-1398; SNG Cop-294; Lorber, SNR 80, 2001, Series VI.3. Obv: Diademed and horned head of Zeus Ammon r. Rx: ?TO?EMAIOY - BASI?EOS Eagle with closed wings standing l. on thunderbolt, lotus before, EY? between eagle\'s legs, rectangular anchor countermark behind eagle. Struck before 168 BC, if Lorber is correct to suggest that the Seleucid anchor countermark on many coins of this series was probably applied by the Seleucid king Antiochus IV after he briefly captured Cyprus from the Ptolemies in 168 BC; he may have transported a large quantity of captured Ptolemaic bronzes back to Antioch and countermarked them there with the Seleucid anchor.Extremely sharp detail on both obverse and reverse. Greenish brown toning . MS
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