Ptolemy VI

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  1. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Numismatic Enthusiast

    Paphos Mint, Cyprus
    Head of Bearded Hercules right/Eagle standing left, on thunderbolt
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    A Generous gift from @Ryro
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  3. Clonecommanderavgvsvs

    Clonecommanderavgvsvs Well-Known Member

    Very nice gift, heck I’ve only been on here for a few months and everyone’s gifting stuff to me, can’t say this isn’t a generous community
  4. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    That's cool! I still need to add one of those majestic looking eagles to my collection.
    Way to go @Ryro! Very cool of you!
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  5. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    Glad you like the coin! He was a very interesting Pharoa.
    Ptolemy VI Philometor, name means "mother lover" or as we'd say, "momma's boy", became Pharoa at a very young age and had regents, and momma, telling him what to do for years before he finally took the reigns.
    Despite this, he was one of the few Ptolemies, after 1 & 2, to go for greatness. He was able to instigate revolts in Seleucid territory and then exploit his advantage with a complete and decisive victory over the Seleucids in Syria. Sadly he died three days later as a result of wounds inflicted during the battle. And the realm went to his brother, Ptolemy viii, Physcon (which embarrassingly means pot belly or fatty, due to his massive size). Whom did no good for Egypt.
    Here is my pic of your new coinand then another one of his,
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  6. Clonecommanderavgvsvs

    Clonecommanderavgvsvs Well-Known Member

    I had one those sadly misplaced it but oh well I learned from it
  7. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I just posted this coin the other day, but what the heck.....

    OBVERSE: Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right
    REVERSE: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, two eagles standing left on thunderbolt; cornucopiae before
    Struck at CYPRUS 180-176 BC
    6.11g, 20mm
    Svoronos 1426, SNG Cop 315
  8. Clonecommanderavgvsvs

    Clonecommanderavgvsvs Well-Known Member

    Nice coin bing, I personally like the big Egyptian coins
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