Ancient Coinage of Egypt, Ptolemy III


Ptolemy III Euergetes ("Benefactor"), King of Egypt 246-221 BC.

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Note: Many bronze types now believed to be of Ptolemy III are listed in Svoronos under Ptolemy II.
AE10 CMPtolemy III (?) AE10. Diademed head of Zeus right / Eagle standing left, A in circular countermark to right. TextImage
BMC 39Egypt, Ptolemy III Euergetes, 246-221 BC. AE41. Head of Zeus Ammon right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, Eagle standing left on thunderbolt looking right. BMC 39.TextImage
BMC 64fPtolemaic Egypt, Ptolemy III Euergetes, 246-221 BC, AE25, (12.22g) Tyre Mint, Head of Zeus right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, Eagle standing left, on thunderbolt, club before. BMC 64f. TextImage
BMC 64fPtolemy III, struck 244-243 BC, AE23mm. Head of Zeus Ammon right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, Eagle stands left, wings closed, club (for Tyre mint) in left field. TextImage
SNGCop 177Kingdom of Egypt, Ptolemy III, Euergetes, 246-221 BC. AE28, uncertain mint. Head of Zeus Ammon right. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, cornucopiae before and C between legs. TextImage
SNGCop 189ffPtolemy III. 246-221 BC. AE 30mm. Head of Zeus-Ammon right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, Eagle standing left on thunderbolt. TextImage
SNG Cop 190Egypt, Ptolemaic Kings. Ptolemy III Euergetes I. 246-221 BC. AE 32mm. Diademed head of Zeus right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, Eagle left on thunderbolt; cornucopiae in left field. TextImage
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SNG Cop 644Ptolemy III, 246-221 BC, AE29mm, minted on Cyprus. Head of Zeus-Ammon right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, Cult image of Aphrodite standing front on a base. TextImage
SNG Cop 647Ptolemy III AE16. 246-221 BC. Head of Zeus Ammon right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, Cult image of Aphrodite facing. TextImage
Svoronos 707Egypt. Ptolemy III. 246-221 BC. AE36. Head of Zeus-Ammon / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, club in left field. TextImage
Svoronos 786Ptolemy III AR Tetradrachm. Ake-Ptolemais mint. Diademed bust of Ptolemy right, in aegis / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; monogram before, monogram behind. TextImage
Svoronos 915Ptolemy III Euergetes AR Tetradrachm. Lebedos mint. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; cornucopiae in left field, grape bunch to right. TextImage
Svoronos 918Ptolemy III Euergetes. 246-222 BC. AE16 Tetrachalkon, 3.36 g. Lebedos (Ptolema´s) mint. Struck ca 240-222 BC. Diademed head Ptolemy III right, wearing aegis. / AΡIΣTAΓOΡ(AΣ) OTΠ (ΠTO for Ptolemais retrograde) to left and right of Athena Ilias standing right, holding spindle and wielding spear. Svoronos 918; Kinns 18; Righetti Collection sale 47.TextImage
Svoronos 964Ptolemy III. 246-221 BC. AE 41mm Drachm. Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, cornucopiae tied with fillet before, ΡX monogram between legs. SNG Cop 171. TextImage
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Svoronos 965Ptolemy III AE 34mm Hemidrachm. Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; cornucopiae tied with fillet before, ΡX monogram between legs. SNG Cop 173. TextImage
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Svoronos 967Ptolemy III AE 26. Diademed and horned head of Zeus-Ammon right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head turned, wings closed, cornucopia before, Chi-Rho monogram between legs. Svoronos 967; SNG Cop 178. TextImage
Svoronos 969 var.Ptolemy III, 246-221 BC, AE19 mm. Zeus head to right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, Eagle standing left, wings closed; Chi-rho monogram between legs, no symbol in left field. Svoronos 969 var. TextImage
Svoronos 974Ptolemy III Euergetes. AE drachm, 246-222 BC. Alexandria mint. 38mm, 50.55 g. Head of Zeus-Ammon right, wearing taenia / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; wings closed, head right, cornucopiae over shoulder, E between legs. Svoronos 974; Weiser 91; SNG Copenhagen 224.TextImage
Svoronos 975Ptolemy III, AE27, 246-222 BC. Alexandria mint. 13.01 gr. Laureate head of Zeus-Ammon right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; wings spread, head right, E between legs, filleted cornucopiae in left field. Svoronos 975; SNG Cop 231; Weiser 93.TextImage
Svoronos 977Ptolemy III Philopater, AE25 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, E between legs. Svoronos 977.TextImage
Svoronos 1000Ptolemy III AE 20mm. Diademed bust right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; cornucopiae over shoulder. SNG Copenhagen 193. TextImage
Svoronos 1005Ptolemy III AE 29mm. Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, Cult image of Aphrodite facing. SNG Copenhagen 644. TextImage
Svoronos 1006Ptolemy III. 246-221 BC. AE 24mm. Uncertain Cypriot mint. Diademed head of Zeus Ammon right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, Cult image of Aphrodite facing on base, polos on head. SNG Cop 645.TextImage
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Svoronos 1007Ptolemy III AE21. Paphos Mint, Cyprus, Horned head of Zeus-Ammon right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, cult image of Aphrodite facing. TextImage
Svoronos 1008Ptolemy III Euergetes AE16. Cyprus: Salamis or Paphos mint. 246-222 BC. 3.36g. Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right. / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, cult image of Aphrodite standing facing on low base. Svoronos 1008; SNG Cop 647.TextImage
Svoronos 1035Ptolemy III AR Tetradrachm. Ptolemais mint. Diademed head of Ptolemy I / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, Eagle standing left on thunderbolt. SNGCop 473cf. TextImage
Svoronos 1036Ptolemy III Euergetes AR Tetradrachm. Ake Ptolemais, 244/3 BC. Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, with aegis tied round neck / ΠTOΛEMAIOY ΣΩTHΡOΣ, eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt, ΠΤ monogram (mintmark) above ME monogram in left field, date Γ (regnal year 3) above A in right field. TextImage
Svoronos 1043vPtolemy III AR Tetradrachm. Gaza mint. Diademed head of Ptolemy I right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, eagle standing left on thunderbolt. TextImage
Svoronos 1117Ptolemy III AV Octodrachm. Alexandria mint, struck 221-205 BC under Ptolemy IV. Radiate and diademed bust of deified Ptolemy III right, in aegis and resting trident on shoulder / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, radiate cornucopiae, bound with royal diadem, ΔI below. BMC 103, SNG Cop 196. TextImage
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Svoronos 1127Ptolemy III AE35 Hemidrachm. Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; cornucopiae tied with fillet before, monogram between legs. SNGCop 201-2. TextImage
Svoronos 1140Ptolemy III, BC 246-221, Head of Zeus Ammon right / eagle standing left, head turned back, ΠYE monogram between legs, TextImage
Svoronos: Coins of The Ptolemies, text and plates kindly supplied by E. Waddell on the Digital Library of Classical Works
Daniel Wolf's database of Ptolemaic Bronzes
Entry for Egypt, Ptolemy III on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Ptolemy III Euergetes I in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum