Creator

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Period

Hellenistic

Ruler

Ptolemy (85-40 BC)

Mint

Chalkis sub Lebano

Province or Region

Iturea

Date

72 BC

Metal

Bronze

Denomination

20

Weight

6.50g

Obverse Description

Head of Zeus, r., laureate. Two coutermarks: Head right (Cleopatra?); monogram for "Ptolemy."

Reverse Description

Dioscuri stand facing, holding spears, stars on helmets. Date in field: L ΜΣ (Year 240=72 BC).

Comments

Seleucid distinergration allowed rise of small kingdoms like this one in Lebanon's Beka Valley. Ptolemy interacted with the Jews, Armenians, and Seleucids; held territory in Paneas and Galilee.

Publisher

Pepperdine University Libraries

Digital Collection

The John Wilson Coin Collection - Ancient Coins of the Holy Land

Credit Line

The John Wilson Coin Collection - Ancient Coins of the Holy Land [digital resource], Pepperdine University Special Collections and University Archives

Document Type

Article

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