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Ptolemaic Kings of Egypt, AR tetradrachm, Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysos (Auletes), 80-58 BC, Paphos mint

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Ptolemaic Kings of Egypt, AR tetradrachm, Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysos (Auletes), 80-58 BC, Paphos mint
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Ptolemaic Kings of Egypt, AR tetradrachm, Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysos (Auletes), 80-58 BC, Paphos mint, dated RY 1 (81/0 BC). Svoronos 1734; SNG Copenhagen 376. 13.9 grams. Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis around neck / Eagle looking left standing on thunderbolt; L A (date) to left, PA to right. Full and well-detailed head with patch of encrustation, the eagle with a little corrosion but overall pretty decent for salvage. Ptolemy XII was a weak ruler, nicknamed Auletes (flute player) derogatorily; his daughter, who succeeded him as Cleopatra VII, however, became famous as the last Ptolemaic ruler of Egypt. Recovered from: Egyptian galley wreck of ca. 88 B.C. off the coast of ancient Phoenicia