Catalogue of Greek Coins: The Ptolemies, Kings of Egypt

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order of the Trustees [of the British Museum], 1883 - Coins, Greek - 136 pages
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Page lxxxiii - Arsinoe is not clear : they never appear te have gone to the Island. It seems to have fallen into the hands of the Romans soon after the arrangement which gave it to the young sovereigns, and to have been retained by them until about BC 44, when Cleopatra seized it and held it until BC 41. Antony gave the Island to Cleopatra and Ptolemy Caesar, BC 36. and it thenceforward remained part of 3.
Page xlviii - ... sibi novi socii ; aut tribuendo, habendus Capuae esset seditionis ac turbarum auctor. Navem Cyrenas detulit tempestas, quae tum in ditione regum8 erant.
Page xiii - The copper money has almost always heads derived from mythology. There is no reckoning from an era, like that of the Seleucidae, save in the issue of a foreign dependency which does not illustrate the ordinary coinage.
Page xiii - No series of coins struck by the successors of Alexander is more difficult to class than that of the Ptolemies, classification no one m(leed so difficult except the less important issues of the Pergamene kings.
Page xci - The subdivisions would rather suggest the Attic system, and it is unlikely that an Egyptian one would have been forced on the inhabitants of Cyprus and the Cyrena´ca. The difference is, however, too small to be of consequence in the comparison, considering the irregularity with which the copper money was struck.
Page lxxxiii - This arrangement was broken the same year, when after the death of her elder brother, Cleopatra VII was associated with the younger, Ptolemy XV, on the Egyptian throne. The young king was murdered in BC 44, and Ptolemy XVI., Caesar taken as colleague by his mother Cleopatra, their joint reign lasting until the overthrow of the Ptolema´c dynasty, BC 3o.
Page 79 - Busts r., jugate, of Zeus Sarapis, wearing laurelwreath, above which small cap of Osiris, and Cleopatra as Isis, wearing corn-wreath, above which globe and horns.
Page xlvi - II. was treated as co-heiress by her brothers ; Cleopatra III. was heiress of Philometor ; and the last Cleopatra was co-heiress of Auletes, striking money with the regal title, as sole sovereign, or coregent with a junior.
Page 94 - Two eagles to 1., on thunderbolt: border of dots. Ref. Svoronos Ptol., No. 1424; Plate 48, No. 10. No. 6. Coin of Ptolemy VIII struck in or for Cyprus. Wt. = 16.4 g. Size = 27 X 4 mm. Soft, slightly corroded metal. Ob. Head of Cleopatra I r., as Isis, with long curls, bound with grain. Rev.

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