Ancient Greece, Egypt, Ptolmemaic Kingdon, Ptolemny VI (180-145 BCE), Bronze Unit(C)

GK-PTOLEMYVI
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Ancient Greece, Egypt, Ptolmemaic Kingdon, Ptolemny VI (180-145 BCE), Bronze Unit(C)

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  • Order Code: GK-PTOLEMYVI
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  • Metal: Bronze
  • Obverse: Portrait of Zeus
  • Reverse: Two eagles
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In 145 BCE, until his death three days later, Ptolemy VI was briefly the King of Egypt and the of the Seleucid King in Asia. No other ruler had done held so much territory since the death of Alexander the Great. It was however short-lived. During his struggles against the Seleucids, Ptolemy formed an alliance with the Hasmonean dynasty of Judea under Jonathan Apphus, his support of the Maccabean revolt, was crucial to its success. Following their victory over the Seleucids, Ptolemies daughter married Johnathan Apphus now High Priest in Jerusalem.