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I originally posted this as a test thread to make sure I could post here but I’ve been happy to see the pile on so let’s just go with it! I really like Ptolemaic era coins.  My favorite is my Ptolemy I Soter tetradrachm with a nice provenance and clear Δ shown below.

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Ptolemaic Kings of Egypt
Ptolemy I Soter, (305-282 BC)
AR Tetradrachm, Alexandria mint, struck ca. 300-285 BC
Dia.: 26 mm
Wt.: 14.13 g
Obv.: Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis around neck. Δ behind ear
Rev.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ eagle with closed wings standing on thunderbolt. P above monogram ΠΑΡ
Ref.: Noesje 41-42. SNG Copenhagen 70-71. Svoronos 255
Ex W.F. Stoecklin Collection (1888-1975), purchased from Karl Steiner in the 1940s

 

Let’s see your Ptolemaic silver!

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2 minutes ago, Theodosius said:

Curtis,

That is such a beautiful coin.

Love the gold and blue toning around the devices.

Is that a test mark on the reverse?

John

Thanks John! I think it’s ancient graffiti for an Ancient Greek person’s initial.  It’s under the tone. A lot of these Ptolemy I tets have graffiti. I think it adds to the neatness of the coin.

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I imagine all here have seen it from my posts in other venues but this seems to be a place to show my Ptolemy II overdate 34/33.  I discover this software reduces any image to their maximum of 1000 pixels just as Facebook does to 2048 pixels.  While that is plenty large enough to make the point, the reduction software is not the best so it might make our photos look better if we did the reduction and posted something they will allow.  I'm too lazy to take the time to do that but hope no one prints out those tiny files and tells others that it is my work.  When people ask, I always offer to send them a better file suitable for printing in any format but some people don't bother.  Automatic reduction is more convenient than just refusing to accept the file as is done on Coin Talk but might make a few people find faults in our photography that 99% of users would not see.  Those who remember Coin Community may recall they had a feature where you could upload and resize for their site but they did not do it automatically as done here and on Facebook.  I don't know if they still do that or not since I stopped posting there when they gave the boot to Stevex6 and Bing just before we invaded Coin Talk.  The enlarged section here is not very sharp so I'll add a reshoot to the 'todo' list for rainy days when I have nothing else to shoot.  

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On 5/23/2022 at 7:28 PM, Theodosius said:

Curtis,

That is such a beautiful coin.

Love the gold and blue toning around the devices.

Is that a test mark on the reverse?

John

I get the feature you are talking about now on the reverse. I do think it is a test Mark. The coin has a provenance back to the 1940s so I’m hoping to find it in an old catalog some day and the counter marks on the obverse and reverse should hopefully make that easier. 🙂

 

On 5/23/2022 at 7:35 PM, Ryro said:

Yeeuuussss! We have Curtisimo the great(est)!!!

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If a pop quiz is a quizzical. Then what's a pop test?

 

That is such a nice portrait on that coin. The flan flaw luckily misses all the important places leaving only the beauty behind! (Also thanks for the nice words man :))

On 5/24/2022 at 8:30 AM, Alegandron said:

PTOLEMY was the Greatest of the Diadochi!

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Egypt Ptolemy I Soter Tet Delta bankers marks CELATOR DELTA called out

I love the fact that these were “signed” by the artist so to speak. Very fun. 
 

On 5/25/2022 at 8:10 AM, dougsmit said:

I imagine all here have seen it from my posts in other venues but this seems to be a place to show my Ptolemy II overdate 34/33.  I discover this software reduces any image to their maximum of 1000 pixels just as Facebook does to 2048 pixels.  While that is plenty large enough to make the point, the reduction software is not the best so it might make our photos look better if we did the reduction and posted something they will allow.  I'm too lazy to take the time to do that but hope no one prints out those tiny files and tells others that it is my work.  When people ask, I always offer to send them a better file suitable for printing in any format but some people don't bother.  Automatic reduction is more convenient than just refusing to accept the file as is done on Coin Talk but might make a few people find faults in our photography that 99% of users would not see.  Those who remember Coin Community may recall they had a feature where you could upload and resize for their site but they did not do it automatically as done here and on Facebook.  I don't know if they still do that or not since I stopped posting there when they gave the boot to Stevex6 and Bing just before we invaded Coin Talk.  The enlarged section here is not very sharp so I'll add a reshoot to the 'todo' list for rainy days when I have nothing else to shoot.  

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I always admire your macro photos Doug. I have really mixed results with my macro shots. Since I get decent photos part of the time I think my problem might be vibration from my set up.  One of these days I plan to design a sturdier camera set up with this in mind. 

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My one and only Ptolemaic Coin 😀
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Cleopatra III & Ptolemy IX Soter II (Lathyros), 116-107 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 13.56 g, 11 h), Alexandria, RY 4 = 114/3. Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis around neck. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY / L Δ - ΠA Eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt. Noeske 303. SNG Copenhagen 349. Svoronos 1665.

Ex Rhakotis Collection,

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Ptolemy I, Ptolemaic Kingdom
AR tetradrachm
Obv: Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis, Δ behind ear
Rev: ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, monogram in left field, shield in front of eagle
Mint: Alexandria
Date: 285-246 BC
Ref: Svoronos 256

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Ptolemy II, Ptolemaic Kingdom
AR tetradrachm
Obv: Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis
Rev: ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, monogram in left field, shield in front of eagle
Mint: Alexandria
Date: 285-246 BC
Ref: Svoronos 574

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Ptolemy II, Ptolemaic Kingdom
AR tetradrachm
Obv: Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis
Rev: ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, ΣI in left field
Mint: Sidon
Date: 285-246 BC
Ref: Svoronos 713

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Ptolemy II, Ptolemaic Kingdom
AR tetradrachm
Obv: Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis
Rev: ΠTOΛEMAIOY ΣΩΘTHΡOΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, ΠT over ME monogram in left field, regnal year ΓΘ above Δ
Mint: Ptolemais (Ake)
Date: 259/258 BC
Ref: Svoronos 770

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Ptolemy VI, Ptolemaic Kingdom
AR didrachm
Obv: Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis
Rev: ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt
Mint: (Unknown mint in Coele Syria)
Date: 162-161 BC
Ref: Svoronos 1209

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Ptolemy XII Auletes and Cleopatra VII, Ptolemaic Kingdom
AR tetradrachm
Obv: Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, in aegis
Rev: ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, palm over right shoulder, regnal year LΛ (year 30 of Ptolemy) above headdress of Isis to left, ΠA to right
Mint: Alexandria
Date: 52-51 BC (Cleopatra VII co-regent 52-51 BC)
Ref: Svoronos 1840

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