15th Feb, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Coins & Banknotes

  Lot 6


3 x Ptolemaic Kings of Egypt AE, all with obv. diademed head of Zeus Ammon right, comprising: Ptolemy II Philadelphos (285-246 BC) AE drachm (47mm, 96.26g) rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOΥ around eagle standing left on thunderbolt, looking back with both wings open, E between legs, (SNG Copenhagen 142; Svoronos 446; BMC 158-63, pl. VI, 4), verdigris patches, centration dimple, Fine; and 2 x Ptolemy IV Philipator (221-204BC): (1) AE 41 (41mm, 76.70g) rev. ΠTOΛEMAIOΥ BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing on thunderbolt left, cornucopia to left field to left field, possibly ΔI ? between legs, AVF; and (2) AE 41 (41mm, 49.53g) rev. ΠTOΛEMAIOΥ BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt looking back at cornucopia on shoulder, Λ (lambda) between legs, (BMC 36, pl. XV, 3; cf.Svoronos 1166), light surface deposits, GFine

Sold for £250
Estimated at £200 - £300


Auction: Coins & Banknotes, 15th Feb, 2023

An interesting and eclectic mix of coins spanning over 1000 years of history will go under the hammer in Tennants Auctioneers’ Coins & Banknotes Sale on 15th February. Amongst the nearly 600 lots are rare and fine examples such as a Gold Proof Set issued in 1937 to mark the Coronation of George VI, an AE Drachm produced in Alexandria mint in the reign of the Ptolemy III Euergetes (246-221 BC), a Portuguese Joao V (1720-56) 4 Escudos (Peca) minted in Lisbon in 1727 and two consecutively numbered Bank of England white five pounds.


Tuesday 14th February 10am-5pm and the morning of the sale from 8am

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