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Kyrene, Cyrenaica (Ptolemy III Euergetes Reign)


[B]Kyrene, Cyrenaica (Ptolemy III Euergetes Reign; 246-222 BC.] AE 22[/B] [u]Obv[/u]: Diademed head of Ptolemy Soter with aegis around neck, facing right; dotted circular border; centering hole. [u]Rev[/u]: Bust of Libya, facing right; cornucopia below chin; PTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ legend surrounding & within dotted circular border. [u]Attribution[/u]: cf. Svoronos 871 [Pl.34b, 32 (obv.), 34 (rev.)] [u]Weight[/u]: 8.59 gm. [u]Maximal Diameter[/u]: 22.34 mm. [u]Axis[/u]: 11 [u]Note[/u]: Similiar plate examples from Buttery "Cyrene Final Reports (Vol. VI)" assigns this issue to the Group II - Module B type, which are more heavily represented during Ptolemy III (Euergetes) reign, though no truly satisfactory die matches have been found for this coin in the standard reference works. Svoronos pl. 34b, 34 is a close match for the reverse die, though not exact. GK294

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