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531644

Rare Ptolemy IV Portrait

531644. SOLD $22500

PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy IV Philopator. 222-205/4 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 14.14 g, 12h). Posthumous issue under Ptolemy V. Uncertain military mint in Phoenicia. Struck circa 202-200 BC. Diademed and draped bust right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ [ΠT]OΛEMAIOY, eagle standing right on [thunderbolt]; Θ to left, NI between legs. Svoronos –; Mørkholm, Portrait, Group IX, – (A13/R– [obverse die unlisted with this issue, reverse die unlisted]); BMC –; SNG Copenhagen –; CNG 38, lot 568 (same dies). Toned, slightly off center. Near EF. Very rare.


Ex Weise Collection; Triton VIII (11 January 2005), lot 589; Robert Schonwalter Collection (Triton V, 16 January 2002), lot 1541.