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Help With Ptolemy Era Coin Identification

 
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 Posted 06/21/2021  7:30 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add jaymassive79 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Hi guys

I recently picked up the below coin from the Ptolemy era of Egypt. I was told its Ptolemy 3rd but I thought Ivd check with the experts on here :)

Any info you have on this particular coin would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers Jay

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 Posted 06/21/2021  7:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It does indeed appear to be Ptolemy III. What size is it?
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 Posted 06/21/2021  7:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jaymassive79 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Bob

Compared to my Roman coins massive lol

It's approx 36 - 38mm and weights 48 grams, also about 3mm thick as well!

Cheers Jay
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06/21/2021 8:02 pm
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 Posted 06/21/2021  8:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Tetrobol then. Biggun.
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 Posted 06/23/2021  6:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jaymassive79 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Thanks Bob

Turns out the seller sent me the wrong one as he had 2.

He was great though and sent the right one out which came today. I just need to send the 1st back now.


Jay

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 Posted 06/23/2021  8:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hokiefan_82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Quick question - I notice both these coins have a small circular indention in the center of both the obverse and reverse. Is that part of the design elements or something else? I've never collected ancients but find them very interesting, and just found this a bit curious... Thanks!
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 Posted 06/23/2021  8:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
More speculations here.
http://goccf.com/t/160355
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 Posted 06/24/2021  01:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hokiefan_82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you, Bob!
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