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Item:223781655113Ptolemaic period Blue Faience Egyptian Bust Amulet From Ptolemaic Egypt Circa. 300-30 BCMeasures approx. 40 mm x 30 mm If you require any more info please don't hesitate to get in touch LTH. Ptolemaic Kingdom Jump to navigationJump to searchPtolemaic Kingdom Πτολεμαϊκὴ βασιλεία Ptolemaïkḕ basileía305 BC–30 BCEagle of ZeusThe Ptolemaic Kingdom in 300 BC (in blue)CapitalAlexandriaCommon languagesGreek (official) Egyptian (common)ReligionAncient Greek religion, ancient Egyptian religionGovernmentHellenistic monarchyPharaoh • 305–283 BCPtolemy I Soter (first)• 51–30 BCCleopatra VII (last)Historical eraClassical antiquity• Established305 BC• Disestablished30 BCCurrencyGreek DrachmaPreceded bySucceeded byMacedonian EmpireLate Period of ancient EgyptRoman EgyptToday part ofEgypt Cyprus Palestine Israel Jordan Lebanon Libya Turkey GreecePart of a series on theHistory of EgyptPrehistoric Egyptpre–3150 BCAncient EgyptEarly Dynastic Period3150–2686 BCOld Kingdom2686–2181 BC1st Intermediate Period2181–2055 BCMiddle Kingdom2055–1650 BC2nd Intermediate Period1650–1550 BCNew Kingdom1550–1069 BC3rd Intermediate Period1069–664 BCLate Period664–332 BCGreco-Roman EgyptArgead and Ptolemaic dynasties332–30 BCRoman and Byzantine Egypt30 BC–641 ADSasanian Egypt619–629Medieval EgyptRashidun Egypt641–661Umayyad Egypt661–750Abbasid Egypt750–935Tulunid dynasty868–905Ikhshidid dynasty935–969Fatimid dynasty969–1171Ayyubid dynasty1171–1250Mamluk dynasties1250–1517Early modern EgyptOttoman Egypt1517–1867French occupation1798–1801Muhammad Ali dynasty1805–1953Khedivate of Egypt1867–1914Late Modern EgyptBritish occupation1882–1922Sultanate of Egypt1914–1922Kingdom of Egypt1922–1953Republic1953–present Egypt portalvteThe Ptolemaic Kingdom (/ˌtɒlɪˈmeɪ.ɪk/; Koinē Greek: Πτολεμαϊκὴ βασιλεία, romanized: Ptolemaïkḕ basileía) was a Hellenistic kingdom based in ancient Egypt. It was ruled by the Ptolemaic dynasty, which started with Ptolemy I Soter's accession after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC and which ended with the death of Cleopatra and the Roman conquest in 30 BC. The Ptolemaic Kingdom was founded in 305 BC by Ptolemy I Soter, a diadochus originally from Macedon in northern Greece who declared himself pharaoh of Egypt and created a powerful Macedonian Greek dynasty that ruled an area stretching from southern Syriato Cyrene and south to Nubia. Scholars also argue that the kingdom was founded in 304 BC because of different use of calendars: Ptolemy crowned himself in 304 BC on the ancient Egyptian calendar, but in 305 BC on the ancient Macedonian calendar; to resolve the issue, the year 305/4 was counted as the first year of Ptolemaic Kingdom in Demotic papyri.Alexandria, a Greek polis founded by Alexander the Great, became the capital city and a major center of Greek culture and trade. To gain recognition by the native Egyptian populace, the Ptolemies named themselves as pharaohs. The later Ptolemies took on Egyptian traditions by marrying their siblings per the Osiris myth, had themselves portrayed on public monuments in Egyptian style and dress, and participated in Egyptian religious life. The Ptolemies were involved in foreign and civil wars that led to the decline of the kingdom and its final conquest by Rome. Their rivalry with the neighboring Seleucid Empire of West Asia led to a series of Syrian Wars in which both powers jockeyed for control of the Levant. Hellenistic culture continued to thrive in Egypt throughout the Roman and Byzantineperiods until the Muslim conquest.Condition:Please see photos, Colour:Blue, Provenance:Private European collection, Material:Blue Faience, Type:Amulets, Era:Ptolemaic period
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Ptolemaic period Blue Faience Egyptian Bust Amulet Circa. 300 - 30 BC