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Ptolemaic Kingdom: Ptolemy III Euergetes - 246-221 BC


Ptolemy II Philadelphos, AV Tetradrachm, 282-246 BC, Ptolemaic Kingdom, Alexandria Mint
ADELFWN
Conjoined busts of Ptolemy II, diademed and draped and Arsinoe II, diademed, veiled and draped right, shield in left field
QEWN
Conjoined busts of Ptolemy I, diademed and draped and Berenike I, diademed, veiled and draped right
13.82g
Svoronos 604; SNG Copenhagen 133; Sear GCV, Vol II, 7790
Ex Gorny & Mosch, Auction 117, Lot 348, October 2002
Photo courtesy of Lawrence Woolslayer Collection

Note: The dating and attribution of this piece is conflicting between the various resources. Auction houses and dealers will list this as either an issue of Ptolemy II Philadelphos, minted after 265 BC or Ptolemy III Euergetes, minted 246-221 BC.


Ptolemy III Euergetes, AR Tetradrachm, 244/243 BC, (Year 3), Ptolemaic Kingdom, Sidon Mint
(No legend)
Diademed bust of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis
PTOLEMAIOY-SWTHPOS
Eagle standing on thunderbolt left
SI / IH in left field, G / ligate in right field
25mm x 26mm, 14.18g
Sear GCV, Vol II, 7810


Ptolemy III Euergetes, AE Hemidrachm, 245-222 BC, Ptolemaic Kingdom
(No legend)
Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right
PTOLEMAIOU-BASILEWS
Eagle standing left on thunderbolt
Cornucopiae in left field, XP monogram between legs
33mm x 34mm, 33.88g
Sear GCV, Vol II, 7817; Svoronos 965
Ex USA Federal Bureau of Investigations, September 2006; Ex Capital Collectibles (seized assets)


Ptolemy III Euergetes, AE Dichalkon, 246-222 BC, Ptolemaic Kingdom, Southwest Asia Minor, Probably Telmessus
(No legend)
Head of Zeus Ammon right with ram’s horn, wearing taenia with basileion
PTOLEMAIOU-BASILEWS
Eagle standing left on thunderbolt
Tripod in left field
17mm x 18mm, 3.90g
Svoronos 793, pl. xxv, 23; Koln 80–81; Ashton, NCirc CX/1, 75–100; Konuk, The Salmakis Inscription and Hellenistic Halicarnassus , 42–50


Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy III Euergetes, AE16, 246-221 BC, Alexandria Mint
(No legend)
Head of Alexander right, wearing elephant skin headdress, Horn of Ammon and aegis
ΠTOΛEMAIOY-BAΣIΛEΩΣ
Eagle standing left on thunderbolt
Cornucopiae in left field, * between legs
16mm x 17mm, 3.76g
Svoronos 971; SNG Copenhagen 188

Consignor notes: VF, slightly off-center obverse