When Greece’s Alexander the Great conquered Egypt, he left behind trusted general Ptolemy I, who founded a dynasty that lasted for 275 years. The empire issued some of the most beautiful bronze coins the ancient world had ever seen – such as this large coin hand struck in 169-145 B.C. when Ptolemy VI and VIII ruled. Nearly 30 mm in size, it features Zeus – king of all Greek gods on the obverse. The reverse depicts the Ptolemaic Eagle, the dynasty's symbol. It was issued under Ptolemy VI and VIII. They reigned together until conflict forced Ptolmey VIII to concede. Upon his brother's death, Ptolmey VIII returned to Egypt to be its sole ruler. Supplies of this attractive 2,100-year-old coin are strictly limited. Add the history and intrigue of Ancient Egypt to your collection today!
- Material: Bronze
- Location: Egypt
- Product Type: Single Products