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Estimate: 15'000 EUR   |   Starting price: 9'000 EUR Price realized: 11'000 EUR
GRIECHISCHE MÜNZEN
SELEUKIDISCHES KÖNIGREICH
ALEXANDER I. BALAS MIT KLEOPTRA THEA (152 - 145)
Tetradrachme, 150 v. Chr., Ake-Ptolemais. Gestaffelte Büsten der Kleopatra Thea als Tyche mit Schleier und Diadem, Ohrring, Perlenkette und Kalathos und des Alexander Balas mit Diadem, im linken Feld A und Cornucopia. Rs:. BAΣIΛEΩΣ / AΛEΞANΔPOY - ΘEOΠATOPOΣ / EYEPΓETOY, Zeus mit Nike mit Blitzbündel and Szepter thront nach links. Houghton/Lorber 1841, SNG Spaer 1483, Jameson 1715, Boston Suppl. 280 (Vorderseite stempelgleich), Slg Houghton 407, Numismatic Chronicle 1904 Greek Coins Acquired by the British Museum 1903, S. 307/Taf. XV/11 (stempelgleich), SNR A. Houghton The double Portrait Coins of Alexander I Balas and Cleopathra Thea, 1988 S. 85 ff./2 (stempelgleich). 15,53g. Feingetönt, vorzüglich/fast vorzüglich. Struck to commemorate the marriage of Alexander I. Balas and Kleopatra Thea in 150 B.C., which was ment to seal the alliance of Ptolemaic and Seleukid Empires. As the sources say: "Then Alexander sent envoys to Ptolemy, king of Egypt, .... Let us now establish friendly relations with one another, so give me your daughter to be my wife, .... so Ptolemy came up from Egypt, with his daughter Cleopatra, and reached Ptolemais in the one hundred and sixty-second year."

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