Seller: highrating_lowprice (20,184) 100%, Location: Rego Park, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 231831278883 Item: i53684 Authentic Ancient Greek Coin of Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt Ptolemy V, Epiphanes - King: 204-180 B.C. Bronze 32mm (25.66 grams) Struck circa 193-180 B.C. Reference: Sear 7879; Svoronos 1233; B.M.C. 6.93,67-8 Head of Cleopatra I, as Isis right; hair in formal curls and wreathed with corn. ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ - Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings open. Son of Ptolemy IV and Arsinoe III, Ptolemy V was only five years old when his father died. For many years the government was in the hands of unscrupulous and incompetent ministers, and much of the Egyptian overseas empire was lost at this time. The young king was crowned at Memphis in 197 B.C. The famous Rosetta Stone, which provided the key to the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphics, was inscribed at the time of this coronation. In 193 B.C. Ptolemy married Cleopatra I, daughter of Antiochus III of Syria, and thirteen years later he died at the age of twenty-nine. You are bidding on the exact item pictured, provided with a Certificate of Authenticity and Lifetime Guarantee of Authenticity. Cleopatra I Syra (in Greek , Κλεοπάτρα Σύρα), c. 204–176 BC was a queen of Ptolemaic Egypt // Family Cleopatra I was the daughter of Antiochus III and Laodice III . She married Ptolemy V in 193 BC. They had at least three children: Ptolemy VI of Egypt born in 186 BC Cleopatra II of Egypt born ca 187 - 185 BC Ptolemy VIII Physcon born ca 184 BC Biography In 197 BC Antiochus III had captured some Ptolemaic cities in Asia Minor . The Romans supported the Egyptian interests, when they negotiated with the Seleucid king in Lysimachia in 196 BC. But Antiochus III answered, that he wanted to make peace with Ptolemy V and to marry his daughter Cleopatra I to him. They were really betrothed in 195 BC and their marriage was celebrated in the beginning of 193 BC in Raphia. At that time Ptolemy V was about 16 years and Cleopatra I about 10 years old. Later Ptolemaic propaganda claimed that Cleopatra I had received Coele-Syria as dowry and this land therefore again belonged to Egypt. It is not clear if this promise was really made, but in any case Coilesyria remained since the Battle of Panium in 198 BC always in the possession of the Seleucid kingdom. In Alexandria , Cleopatra I was called the Syrian. In the Ptolemaic cult she was honoured with her husband as Theoi Epiphaneis. In old Egyptian manner she was also named adelphe (= sister) of Ptolemy V. A priest synod held at Memphis in 185 BC transferred all honours that Ptolemy V had received in 196 BC (written on the Rosetta stone ) to his wife. The royal couple had two boys (Ptolemy VI and VIII ) and a daughter (Cleopatra II). Her older son Ptolemy VI was born in about 186 BC; the dates of the birth of her younger children are unknown. In 187 BC, Cleopatra I was appointed vizier and upon her husband's death in 180 BC, she ruled on behalf of her minor son Ptolemy VI. She was the first Ptolemaic queen to exercise all the power alone. This can be concluded from date formulas of Papyri written in the years from 179 BC to 176 BC, where Cleopatra I is called Thea Epiphanes and her name is written before that of her son. She also minted her own coins, which also bear her name before that of her son. On June 22, 2010, archaeologists uncovered a gold coin bearing her image at Tel Kedesh in Israel near the Lebanon border. It was reported to be the heaviest and most valuable gold coin ever found in Israel. Just before his death Ptolemy V had planned to make war against the Seleucid kingdom but when his widow started to rule she immediately ended the war preparations directed against her brother Seleucus IV Philopator . Cleopatra I died sometime between 178 BC and 176 BC. Ptolemy V Epiphanes (Greek: Πτολεμαῖος Ἐπιφανής, Ptolemaĩos Epiphanḗs, reigned 204 –181 BCE), son of Ptolemy IV Philopator and Arsinoe III of Egypt , was the 5th ruler of the Ptolemaic dynasty . He became ruler at the age of five, and under a series of regents the kingdom was paralyzed. // Regency infighting Ptolemy Epiphanes was only a small boy when his father, Ptolemy Philopator, died. The two leading favorites of Philopator, Agathocles and Sosibius , fearing that Arsinoe would secure the regency had her murdered before she heard of her husband's death, which secured the regency for themselves. In 202 BCE however Tlepolemus, the general in charge of Pelusium , put himself at the head of a revolt. Once Epiphanes was in the hands of Tlepolemus he was persuaded to give a sign that the killers of his mother should be killed. According to Bevan the child king's consent was given more from fear than anything else and Agathocles along with several of his supporters being killed by the Alexandrian mob. War with Egypt and Macedonia Antiochus III the Great and Philip V of Macedon made a pact to divide the Ptolemaic possessions overseas. Philip seized several islands and places in Caria and Thrace , whilst the Battle of Panium (198 BCE) definitely transferred Coele-Syria , including Judea , from the Ptolemies to the Seleucids. Antiochus after this concluded peace, giving his own daughter Cleopatra I to Epiphanes to marry (193–192 BCE). Nevertheless, when war broke out between Antiochus and Rome , Egypt ranged itself with the latter power. Epiphanes in manhood was remarkable as a passionate sportsman; he excelled in athletic exercises and the chase. Ptolemaic Empire in 200 BC, during the reign of Ptolemy V (before the 2nd invasion of Antiochus III). Struggle against the Egyptian Revolt Great cruelty and treachery were displayed in the suppression of the native rebellion, and some accounts represent him as personally tyrannical. In 197 BCE Lycopolis was held by the forces of Ankmachis , (also known as Chaonnophris ) the secessionist pharaoh of Upper Egypt, but was forced to withdraw to Thebes. The war between North and South continued until 185 BCE with the arrest of Ankmachis by Ptolemaic General Conanus. In 183 BCE /184 BCE The rebels in Lower Egypt surrendered on the basis of terms that Epiphanes had given his personal to honour. However, showing himself in the opinion of Bevan treacherous and vindictive he had them put to death in a cruel manner. The Rosetta Stone was a statement of thanks to the Egyptian priesthood for help during the crisis. Succession The elder of his two sons, Ptolemy VI Philometor (181–145 BCE), succeeded as an infant under the regency of his mother Cleopatra the Syrian . Her death was followed by a rupture between the Ptolemaic and Seleucid courts, on the old question of Coele-Syria. Frequently Asked Questions How long until my order is shipped? Depending on the volume of sales, it may take up to 5 business days for shipment of your order after the receipt of payment. How will I know when the order was shipped? After your order has shipped, you will be left positive feedback, and that date should be used as a basis of estimating an arrival date. After you shipped the order, how long will the mail take? USPS First Class mail takes about 3-5 business days to arrive in the U.S., international shipping times cannot be estimated as they vary from country to country. I am not responsible for any USPS delivery delays, especially for an international package. 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