Coin of Ptolemaic Egypt - Identification

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  1. matheus

    matheus New Member

    Greetings!! I recently acquired this 19mm diameter coin, I believe it is from the reign of Ptolemy III (???).

    I would like help with more information and to know in which city it was minted.

    One question: Does this greenish crust harm the piece?

    Once again I thank the foristas for their help.

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  3. Victor_Clark

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  4. matheus

    matheus New Member

    I'm going to start the correct treatment right away. Do you think I should start with superficial removal and immersion in distilled water, and then, if that doesn't work, move on to heavier treatments? I hope I can really save this piece :(
     
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  5. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    The one thing that I love about you ancient fellows is that you ain't afraid to scrub a dub something. Modern folks, like me, are afraid as the devil at doing a Douch. It might impact the value of the coin. Continue on fearlessly into the night.......:)
     
  6. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Tooth paste......I read somewhere that somebody used tooth paste to clean up some crudy ancients.
     
  7. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Spread on a generous layer of Ipana and let it stay put overnite. Rinse with mouth wash in the morning.....
     
  8. Kentucky

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    As a start, soaking in water, brush with a soft toothbrush to remove the loose stuff and change the water every few hours. Final rinse with distilled water and dry it in an oven set on low for a few hours. Then see.
     
  9. Kentucky

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    Not initially
     
  10. Kentucky

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    no
     
  11. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    I know it happened. I read the book. I believe I just got the good bye look....

    Donald Fagan
     
  12. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC Active Member

    This is Svoronos 709/710, SNG Cop. 496/497 (18/20 mm - maybe one type, maybe two).

    Usually attributed to Ptolemy III.

    An issue of Tyre – hence the club of Heracles symbol left on the reverse.

    Search on svor 709 & svor 710 in acsearch for more examples.

    Ross G.
     
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