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Finally added one of those big bronzes.  In fact it's the heaviest coin in my collection, including the modern ones! This particular coin also happens to be in the sweet spot of cost to wear ratio, a nice budget example for a decent eye appeal. 


Ptolemy IV Philopator
Æ Drachm.
222-205/4 BC.
SNG Copenhagen 205–6

Here's my tiniest coin on top with a dime for scale. 


Please post your Ptolemaic or any other big bronzes. 

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Very nice! I've been tempted on one of these for some time, but haven't bitten yet.

Here's my largest Ptolemy right now.


Ptolemaic Kings of Egypt. Ptolemy III Euergetes
AE Trihemiobol
246-222 BCE
29.18mm 16.90g
Obverse: Diademed Head of Zeus Ammon right
Reverse: Basileus Ptolemaios, statue of Aphrodite standing facing on base
CPE B447; Svoronos 1005; SNG Copenhagen 644 Paphos mint
Ex Herb Klug
Ex Marc Breitsprecher

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This is my biggest Ptolemaic hockey puck

Ae Octobol of Ptolemy II 261/0-246 BC Obv Head of Zeus Ammon  right with rams horn over ear and wearing taenia Rv Eagle standing left head reverted wings open on thunderbolt. Between legs Theta CPE B 234 85.49 grms 46 mm Photo by W. HansenSv482-1ptIII.jpg.025c9f009fbf5a635193d2b94fd8e11a.jpg

This coin is unusual in that it is included with the large bronzes issued during the reign of Ptolemy II rather than Ptolemy III. This is because one of the issues of  the double eagle reverse drachms minted by Ptolemy II features a theta which is not seen on the subunits of the Octobol  issued during the reign of Ptolemy III. So it is possible that this issue is among to earliest of the really big Ptolemaic hockey pucks. 

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9 hours ago, JayAg47 said:

Please post your Ptolemaic or any other big bronzes. 

Nice pick up!....Great to see the other coins in the photo to give it some perspective....

My biggest bronze at the mo....normal_2PbGn5kX3Ei63p9F6ZYyDqy8SA7tRa.jpg.7f518abb95454d9c5bb5adf78e93e8a6.jpg

Antoninus Pius, 138 - 161 AD, AE Drachm, Egypt, Alexandria Mint, 34mm, 29.55 grams
Obverse: Laureate head of Antoninus right.
Reverse: L DEKATOV, Zeus holding patera and scetpre reclining left on open wings of eagle.
Emmett1699 // Dattari2933 // Koln1560 // Milne1905

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9 hours ago, JayAg47 said:

Please post your Ptolemaic or any other big bronzes


Ptolemy VI
AE 44 mm – 88,67 gm
Sole reign Lotus Blossum Series. 

Obv.: Diademed head of Zeus Ammon right.

standing left on thunderbolt; lotus to left.
Svoronos 1403 (Ptolemy VI); Weiser 70.



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