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Kyrene, Kyrenaica (Magas Reconciled with Ptolemy II)


[b]Kyrene, Kyrenaica (Magas Reconciled with Ptolemy II; 270-261 BC.) AR Didrachm[/b] [u]Obv[/u]: Diademed head of Ptolemy I with aegis tied around the neck, facing right. [u]Rev[/u]: ΠΤΟΛΕΜ[ΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙ]ΛΕΩΣ, eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt, MAΓ monogram in left field. [u]Attribution[/u]: Svoronos 308, pl.3, 20. [u]Provenance[/u]: ex.Gemini 5 (lot#695), 1.6.09; ex. Donald Doswell Collection [u]Weight[/u]: 6.83 gm. [u]Maximal Diameter[/u]: 18 mm. [u]Axis[/u]: 12 [u]Note[/u]: Excessively rare. Only one other example known (i.e., Svoronos, 19th century Paris sale). JB300

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North Africa - Cyrenaica

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