Ptolemy IV

Ptolemy IV

(Ptolemy Philopator) (tŏl`əmē fĭlŏp`ətər), king of ancient Egypt (221–205 B.C.), of the Macedonian dynasty, son of Ptolemy IIIPtolemy III
(Ptolemy Euergetes) , d. 221 B.C., king of ancient Egypt (246–221 B.C.), of the Macedonian dynasty, son of Ptolemy II and the first Arsinoë. He plunged immediately into a war with Syria, where his sister, Berenice, was trying to secure the throne for her
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 and BereniceBerenice,
c.273–21 B.C., queen of ancient Cyrene and Egypt. She was the daughter and successor of King Magas of Cyrene. In 247 B.C. she married Ptolemy III, thereby effectively annexing Cyrene to Egypt.
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 of Cyrene. He had his mother, his brother, his uncle, and possibly his wife (who was his sister Arsinoë) killed. Antiochus IIIAntiochus III
(Antiochus the Great), d. 187 B.C., king of Syria (223–187 B.C.), son of Seleucus II and younger brother of Seleucus III, whom he succeeded. At his accession the Seleucid empire was in decline.
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 invaded the Egyptian lands in Palestine, and Ptolemy managed to defeat him at Raphia in 217 (an event mentioned in 2 Maccabees), but administration disintegrated in Egypt. Ptolemy's main interest was building remarkable ships, each equipped with 4,000 oars.
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October On October 1, two ancient paintings made of sandstone were uncovered, one of which belongs to the second king of the 19th dynasty King Seti I while the other belongs to King Ptolemy IV. The first painting is 2.30 m in height and 1 m wide, with a thickness of 30 cm.
Among the seized collection, 13 coins date back to the Byzantine Empire and 157 coins have carved drawings and inscriptions of Pharaoh Ptolemy IV Philopator, ruler Ptolemy V Epiphanes, and King Ptolemy VI Philometor.
The black granite headless statue - about 6 feet tall bears the name of King Ptolemy IV near the figure's base.
Also discovered was the base of a granite statue of a senior official during the rule of King Ptolemy IV (205-222 BC) which was believed to have been made to celebrate Egypt's victory over the Greeks during the battle of Raphia in 217 BC.
The coins have a variety of images on them, including Cleopatra, Ptolemy IV, and double eagles.
The propylon of the Temple of Amon-Re Montu in the temple area of North Karnak is a remarkably preserved monument constructed during a period that extends through the reigns of Ptolemy III Euergetes I and Ptolemy IV Philopator.
Known as the radiate crown of Helios, it was worn by Ptolemy III in coins struck by his successor Ptolemy IV as a symbol of the triumphs Ptolemy III had mastered (see, e.g., Hazzard, 7, [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 12 OMITTED]).
According to Justin, when Ptolemy IV Philopator became ensared by the charms of the aggressively beautiful courtesan Agathoclia, she usurped his power together with her brother Agathocles and her mother Oenanthe (30.1.7-2.5).
The longest section, 9), is devoted to "houses for gods." This is in fact a detailed attempt to reconstruct the thalamegos, or floating palace, of Ptolemy IV. Pfrommer ranges far and wide in adducing parallels to help with the task.
CAIRO -- 1 October 2018: An Egyptian archaeological mission working on reducing the groundwater level at Aswan's KomOmbo Temple discovered on Sunday two ancient paintings made of sandstone, one of which belongs to the second king of the 19th dynasty King Seti I while the other belongs to King Ptolemy IV. The head of the Supreme council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri explained that the first painting is 2.30 m in height and 1 m wide, with a thickness of 30 cm.
As regards (10), the author makes an original contribution to the interpretation of a rising of Sirius noted in an inscription from Assuan dating to Ptolemy IV (pp.
The most important discovered artifact is a gold coin of King Ptolemy III, which was made during the reign of King Ptolemy IV. one of the coin's faces was decorated with a portrait of King Ptolemy III wearing the crown and the other side is the Land of Prosperity surrounded with the name of the king.