Ancient Sculpture Gallery

Ptolemaic Egyptian Kingdom Coins

The Ptolemaic Kingdom in and around Egypt began following Alexander the Great's conquest in 332 BC and ended with the death of Cleopatra VII and the Roman conquest in 30 BC. It was founded when Ptolemy I Soter declared himself Pharaoh of Egypt, creating a powerful Hellenistic state stretching from southern Syria to Cyrene and south to Nubia. To gain recognition by the native Egyptian populace, they named themselves the successors to the Pharaohs. The later Ptolemies took on Egyptian traditions by marrying their siblings, had themselves portrayed on public monuments in Egyptian style and dress, and participated in Egyptian religious life. Hellenistic culture thrived in Egypt until the Muslim conquest. The Ptolemies had to fight native rebellions and were involved in foreign and civil wars that led to the decline of the kingdom and its annexation by the Roman Empire. Like the Seleucid coins, the Ptolemaic coins also followed the general concept of the ancient Macedonian coins and were minted in gold, silver and bronze.

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Arsinoe II or Arsinoe III Gold Oktadrachm

Arsinoe II or Arsinoe III Gold Oktadrachm

Item No. PT1
$8,500.00
Ptolemy I as Satrap of Alexander the Great (323-305 B.C.) Silver Tetradrachm

Ptolemy I as Satrap of Alexander the Great (323-305 B.C.) Silver Tetradrachm

Item No. PT2
$1,500.00
Ptolemy I as Satrap of Alexander the Great (323-305 B.C.) Silver Tetradrachm

Ptolemy I as Satrap of Alexander the Great (323-305 B.C.) Silver Tetradrachm

Item No. PT13
$650.00
Ptolemy II Philadelphos (285-246 B.C.) Silver Tetradrachm

Ptolemy II Philadelphos (285-246 B.C.) Silver Tetradrachm

Item No. PT3
$500.00
Ptolemy II Philadelphos (285-246 B.C.) Silver Tetradrachm

Ptolemy II Philadelphos (285-246 B.C.) Silver Tetradrachm

Item No. PT6
$500.00
Ptolemy II Philadelphos (285-246 B.C.) Silver Tetradrachm

Ptolemy II Philadelphos (285-246 B.C.) Silver Tetradrachm

Item No. PT7
$500.00
Ptolemy III Euergetes I (246-222 B.C.) Massive Bronze coin

Ptolemy III Euergetes I (246-222 B.C.) Massive Bronze coin

Item No. PT5
$400.00
Ptolemy XII or XIII Neos Dionysios (80-58; 55-51 B.C.) Silver Tetradrachm

Ptolemy XII or XIII Neos Dionysios (80-58; 55-51 B.C.) Silver Tetradrachm

Item No. PT8
$350.00
Ptolemy X Alexander I (101-88 B.C.) Silver Tetradrachm

Ptolemy X Alexander I (101-88 B.C.) Silver Tetradrachm

Item No. P11
$350.00
Ptolemy VII Silver Tetradrachm

Ptolemy VII Silver Tetradrachm

Item No. PT4
$350.00
Ptolemy IX Soter II (116-110, 109-107, 88-80 B.C.) Silver Tetradrachm

Ptolemy IX Soter II (116-110, 109-107, 88-80 B.C.) Silver Tetradrachm

Item No. PT9
$300.00
Ptolemy II Philadelphos (285-246 B.C.) Silver Tetradrachm

Ptolemy II Philadelphos (285-246 B.C.) Silver Tetradrachm

Item No. PT14
$250.00
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