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22 May 2022 14:00 CEST
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Estimate: 10000 CHFHammer Price: 18000 CHF
Lot 260

PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 205-180 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 13.99 g, 12 h), Alexandria or an uncertain mint in Palestine, under the regent Aristomenes, 199/8. Draped bust of the youthful Ptolemy Epiphanes to right, wearing diadem ornamented with a laurel wreath. Rev. ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ Winged thunderbolt; above the wings to left and right, 8-rayed star; in the field below the wings to left, monogram of ΑΡ; in the field to right, spearhead upwards. Carlen O7/R17. SNG Copenhagen 527. Svoronos 1249 and pl. XLI, 4. Rare. Sharply struck, a spectacular coin with a bold and serene portrait of the youthful Ptolemy V. Hairline die cracks and some roughness, otherwise, good extremely fine.

Aristomenes of Akarnania was regent for Ptolemy V during the period of his minority, 201-197/6 BC. It has been suggested that this coin was issued for the young king’s Anakleteria, the festival when he came of age (at 13) and ostensibly took over the government himself.

Online bidding closes: 22 May 2022 09:00:00 CEST Current Date & Time: 1 Jul 2022 21:16:41 CEST Remaining Time: Closed Hammer price:18000 CHF

Pre-Bidding closes on 22 Mai 2022 at 9:00 CEST. Live bidding starts at 14:00 CET and is EXCLUSIVELY available on biddr. Seperate registration is required.

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