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The The Eagle, a symbol of the Ptolemies!

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    Posted: 06-Jan-2011 at 14:56
Are any of you familar with this?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Ptolemaic_Egypt

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ptolemy_III

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ptolemy_III_Coin_2.jpg

"Bronze coin issued by Ptolemy III depicting Zeus-Amun (obverse) and traditional Ptolemaic eagle (reverse). Ptolemy III did not issue coins with his own image"

Funny, but the above is one thing (amongst numerous others) that I knew nothing about!

Is it a carryover from Alexander?
http://www.quotationspage.com/subjects/history/
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I know about seahorse sign that was used by Alexander...But royal relations with Persian kingdom and conquest of the same one can maybe offer the answers about this.Persian eagle was trophy that comes with others after conquest of Persia. Kings from Macedon adore lion skin for their clothe detail...Like it is shown on coins...
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  Quote opuslola Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Jan-2011 at 17:21
I know of "bi-corn" or "bi-horn" representations of Alexander, but not about the Sea Horse!

Of course the name of his most favorite and famous horse, is full of possibilities! If one likes to play with words?

Of course I have considered that this horse's name could be maybe translated as "Butt Head!"

Or especially "dumb-ox!"

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Edited by opuslola - 06-Jan-2011 at 17:24
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  Quote medenaywe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-Jan-2011 at 02:55
Ptolemies are so much known and unknown like dynasty.Here are some links :
http://www.phouka.com/pharaoh/pharaoh/dynasties/dyn33/01pto1.html
http://www.egyptianmyths.net/udjat.htm
 and from this script,demotic version,I am looking good high resolution photo also?
http://www.reshafim.org.il/ad/egypt/texts/canopus_decree.htm
    There is a story that Ptolemy Soter was a half brother to Alexander.According the circumstances that
Phillip II had more than 20th official wifes and a lot of undefined everything is possible!
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