Ancient Coinage of Egypt, Ptolemy IV

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Note: In his book, M. Kreuzer re-attributes some coins of Ptolemy IV to Cleopatra VII. We shall continue to use the standard accepted works for attribution.
SNG Cop 199Ptolemy IV. 221-205 BC. AE 42mm. Head of Zeus-Ammon right / Eagle standing left on a thunderbolt.TextImage
SNG Cop 221Ptolemy IV, Philopater, AE40. 221 - 205 BC. Diademed head of Zeus Ammon right. / ΠTOΛEMIAOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, looking back at cornucopiae under right wing.TextImage
SNG Milano 216G28 Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy IV,221-205 BC, AE 39 (74.71g). Head of Zeus-Ammon right / eagle standing left on thunderbolt, cornucopiae to left. SNG Milano 216. TextImage
SNG Milano 268Ptolemy IV AE38. Head of Zeus-Ammon right / Eagle standing left, cornucopiae in field to left.TextImage
Svoronos 853Ptolemy IV Philopator AR Tetradrachm, “Era” coinage, uncertain mint, ca 215 BC. Diademed head of deified Ptolemy Soter right, with aegis at neck / ΠTOΛEMAIOY ΣΩTHΡOΣ, eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt. SNG Cop 539.TextImage
Svoronos 873Kyrenaika, Kyrene. Under the Ptolemies, c221-140 BC. AE 15mm. Diademed head of Ptolemy I right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, female (Libya?) head left, cornucopiae below chin. SNG Cop 449.Text
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Svoronos 974Ptolemy IV AE 36mm. Head of Zeus-Ammon right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; cornucopiae behind, monogram between legs. SNGCop 227.TextImage
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Svoronos 974vPtolemy IV Philopator AE 38. Alexandria mint. Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right / Eagle standing left on winged thunderbolt; cornucopiae over shoulder, E between legs. SNG Cop 227.TextImage
Svoronos 987Egypt, Ptolemaic Kings. Ptolemy IV Philopator. 221-205 BC. AE 38mm . Diademed head of Zeus Ammon right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, looking right; cornucpiae at shoulder, E below. SNG Cop 224. TextImage
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Svoronos 992Ptolemy IV AE41 (drachm), Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left, on thunderbolt, small cornucopiae before, ΣE between legs. SNG Cop 205.TextImage
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Svoronos 993Ptolemy IV. 221-204 BC. AE32. Head of Zeus-Ammon right / ΠTOΛEMIAOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; cornucopiae to left. ΣE between legs. SNGCop 212.TextImage
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Svoronos 1124Ptolemy IV Philopator (222-205 BC). Silver tetradrachm (13.83 gm). Alexandria. Jugate busts right of Sarapis, draped and laureate with basileion, and Isis, draped and in stephane topped by disc and horns / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on winged thunderbolt, head reverted, filleted double cornucopiae under far wing, ΔI between legs. Svoronos 1124; SNG Copenhagen 197-198. TextImage
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Svoronos 1125Ptolemy IV AE 43mm. Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; cornucopiae left, ΔI between legs. SNG Copenhagen 199.TextImage
Svoronos 1126Ptolemy IV. AE 40 mm. 221-204 BC. 68.35 g. Diademed head of Zeus Ammon right. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head left, wings closed. Cornucopiae in left field, ΛI between legs. Svoronos 1126; Weiser 51.TextImage
Svoronos 1127Ptolemy IV. AE 34 mm. 221-204 BC. 34.43 g. Diademed head of Zeus Ammon right. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head left, wings closed. Cornucopiae in left field, ΔI between legs. Svoronos 1127; SNG Cop. 201-202.TextImage
Svoronos 1129Ptolemy IV Philopator. 222-205 BC. Tyre mint. 42 mm, 70g. Head of Zeus-Ammon right, wearing taenia / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; wings closed, ΔI between legs, club in left field. Svoronos 1129; Weiser 48.TextImage
Svoronos 1139 varPtolemy IV Philopator, Egypt. 225-205 BC. AV Oktadrachm (27.76 gr.). Alexandreia (?) mint. Struck under Ptolemy V, 204-203 BC. Diademed, draped bust right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY ΦIΛOΠATOΡOΣ, eagle standing right on thunderbolt. B in right field. Svoronos 1139 var (field mark); EHC 321 var; BMC 33-34 var.TextImage
Svoronos 1148Ptolemy IV AE 40mm. Head of Zeus Ammon right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, looking back, wings open; ΣE between legs.TextImage
Svoronos 1149Ptolemy IV AE 36mm. Head of Zeus Ammon right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, looking back, wings open; Σ between legs.TextImage
Svoronos 1155Ptolemy IV, Egypt, 221-205 BC. AE 15mm, 3.47g. Helmeted bust of a beardless male right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed, filleted cornucopiae at shoulder. Svoronos 1155, SNGCop 235.TextImage
Svoronos 1158For Svoronos 1158 (Zeus/two eagles, silphium plant to left), see the Ptolemy IX page)
Svoronos 1161Ptolemy IV with Arsinoe III, AE16.5mm, 2.08 gr. Head of Arsinoe III right, wearing stephane and necklace / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, single cornucopiae bound with a fillet. Svoronos 1161; SNG Cop 649-650; BMC 5.TextImage
Svoronos 1166Ptolemy IV Philopator AE 38mm-Pentobol. Alexandria mint. Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right / Eagle standing left on winged thunderbolt; cornucopiae over shoulder, Λ between legs. TextImage
Svoronos 1168Ptolemy IV Philopator, Egypt. 221-204 BC. AE 32, Cyprus or Alexandria mint. Dated Year 11 = 211 BC. 20.96 gr. Laureate head of Zeus right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed, head turned back right, filleted cornucopiae on shoulder, L between eagle's legs. Svoronos 1168.TextImage
Svoronos 1170Ptolemy IV, AE Dichalkon, 221-204 BC, Alexandria Mint. Head of Alexander right, wearing elephant skin headdress, horn of Ammon and aegis / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head right, cornucopiae on shoulder. L between legs. Svoronos 1170; Paris 705.TextImage
Svoronos 1397Ptolemy VI Philometor. Second reign, 163-145 BC. AE 24 mm, 12.37 g. Uncertain mint in Cyprus. Head of Zeus right, with horn of Ammon. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed, lotus flower in left field, EYΛ between legs. Svoronos 1397; Weiser 152.TextImage
Svoronos 9528Ptolemy IV Philopator, 221-204 BC. AE38 mm, 41.72 gr. Head of Zeus Ammon right, hair bound in a taenia / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head right, holding filleted cornucopiae. A between the eagle's legs. Svoronos 9528 (smaller version of Svoronos 974).TextImage
Svoronos: Coins of The Ptolemies, text and plates kindly supplied by E. Waddell on the Digital Library of Classical Works
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