SIX PTOLEMAIC BRONZES FROM THE TYRE MINT
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Ptolemy II-IV (285-204 BCE)
Obverse: Diademed bust of Zeus, right.
Reverse: Reverse: PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS. Eagle standing right on thunderbolt club of Tyre in left field.
Weight: 3.40-10.84 g; Diameter: 16.4-23.2 mm
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Following the death of Alexander the Great, his empire was divided among his three generals with Ptolemy I Soter ultimately claiming Egypt for himself and his successors. This dynasty would be one of the most fundamental to the Hellenistic period and would flourish until the fall to Rome in the late 1st Century BCE. Ptolemy II was the son of Ptolemy I Soter and his wife Berenice and began his rule as co-regent with his father. He was then succeeded by his son and grandson, Ptolemy III and Ptolemy IV.