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Silver Coin of Ptolemy V Epiphanes - C.4220
Origin: Israel
Circa: 205 BC to 185 BC

Collection: Greek Coins
Medium: Silver
Condition: Very Fine

Location: United States
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Obverse: Diademed and draped bust Ptolemy V.

Reverse: PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt.

Ptolemy V was the son of Ptolemy IV and Arsinoe III. He was only five when his father died and during his minority incompetent ministers lost much of Egypt's overseas empire. The king was crowned at Memphis in 197 BC, the same year that the Rosetta stone was inscribed. In 193 BC Ptolemy married Cleopatra I and died thirteen years later at the age of twenty-nine. - (C.4220)


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