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Ptolemy X Alexander I, Tetradrachm

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Ptolemy X Alexander I, Tetradrachm

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Egypt, Ptolemaic Kings
Ptolemy X Alexander I, 107-88 BC
Struck Year 15 (of Cleopatra III’s reign), 101/100 BC,
AR Tetradrachm, Paphos mint (Cyprus)
Obverse: Diademed head of Ptolemy I right.
Reverse: ΠTOΛEMAIOY-BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle left on thunderbolt, wings closed, L IE (date, RY 15) to left, ΠA to right.
References: Svoronos 1675, SNG Copenhagen 364
Size: 25mm, 13.36g
cf: CNG Auction XXII (9/2/1992), lot #202;
Harlan J. Berk 129th Buy or Bid Sale & Auction (10/16/2002), lot #131

Note: Ptolemy X Alexander I (140 – 88 BCE) was the younger brother of Ptolemy IX and had served as governor of Cyprus until his mother brought him to Egypt in 107 BCE, replacing his brother. In 101 BCE he supposedly murdered his mother Cleopatra IV. He then married the daughter of Cleopatra V Serene (his niece), Berenice III. He left Egypt after being expelled in 88 BCE only to be lost at sea. He was succeeded briefly by his youngest son Ptolemy XI Alexander II (100 – 80 BCE). After awarding Egypt and Cyprus to Rome, Ptolemy XI was placed on the throne by the Roman general Cornelius Sulla and ruled jointly with his step-mother Cleopatra Berenice until he murdered her. Unfortunately, he was then himself murdered by the Alexandrians.




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