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Coins of The Ptolemaic Empire, Part 1, Addendum
Images and reference notes for coin types not in the first printing of
Coins of The Ptolemaic Empire, Part 1, (CPE) by Catharine Lorber (ANS, 2018)
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CPE Addendum Catalog Number: B101A
Denomination: Bronze Diobol
Size: ~28 mm
Weight: 14.12 grams
Die Axis: 12h
Image courtesy of Zurqieh Co. LLC, used here with permission.
This type belongs to Series 2D and falls under subseries iii of the bronzes that are not control-linked to precious metal issues. It appears to link to the control seen on B38-B39 of Series 2C.
Referece: Zurqieh VCoins SKU AS10716
This type discovered in online commercial offering by Zurqieh Co. LLC, February 2019, by D. Wolf
CPE Addendum Catalog Number: B39A
Denomination: Bronze Obol
Size: ~20 mm
Weight: 7.2 grams
Die Axis: ~12h
Image courtesy of Shick Coins, used here with permission.
This Alexandrian bronze obol belongs to Series 2D. It is control linked to the precious metal coinage, but more intimately than other known bronze issues, and so requires assignment to a new subseries, Subseries -1, with the primary control P. This obol reproduces both controls of a contemporary tetradrachm (CPE 137) and is the only known Alexandrian bronze to do so. It apparently reflects an initial intention to link the bronze coinage very closely to the precious metal coinage, and specifically to the tetradrachms. Accordingly it can be dated to the early stages of the currency reform of 294 BC.
Reference: Ebay #332635925343 06MAY2018.
This type discovered in online commercial offering by Shick Coins in May 2018, by D. Wolf