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ID:     Ptolemy_XIII
Type:     Greek
Region:     PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM
Issuer:     Ptolemy XIII, Auletes
Date Ruled:     80-51 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Date Struck:     52/1 BC
Diameter:     25 mm
Weight:     9.31 g
Obverse Description:     Diademed head of Ptolemy I, aegis at neck
Reverse Legend:     ΠΤΟΛΣΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΣΩΣ
Reverse Description:     Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed; Headdress of Isis before and palm behind; L Λ in field left, in field right PA monogram
Mint Mark:     PA Monogram
Date On Coin:     L Λ (= yr 30 of Ptolemy XII = 52/51 BC)
Mint:     Alexandria
Primary Reference:     Svoronos 1840
Reference2:     SNG Copenhagen 397
Reference3:     SG 7948
Photograph Credit:     McCollum Collection / Lehman
Notes:     This coin is considerably underweight, as is common for this issue. The weight would indicates a denomination of "tridrachm" but that denomination is not listed in Svoronos.