Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by CoinBlazer, Nov 21, 2019.
Head of Bearded Hercules right/Eagle standing left, on thunderbolt
A Generous gift from @Ryro
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Way to go @Ryro! Very cool of you!
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,
OBVERSE: Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right
REVERSE: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, two eagles standing left on thunderbolt; cornucopiae before
Struck at CYPRUS 180-176 BC
Svoronos 1426, SNG Cop 315
Nice coin bing, I personally like the big Egyptian coins
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