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Although Egypt was one of the earliest of ancient civilisations, it did not invent coinage. The first coins used in Egypt were probably those of the Persian empire of Darius, together with Greek coins, some of which may have been minted in Egypt. Alexander the Great of Macedonia also issued coins for use in Egypt, and many of these were almost certainly struck there. Following this, the Ptolemaic dynasty ruled Egypt, from 305 BC to 30 BC, when it became part of the Roman Empire.
Ptolemy I was a Macedonian general in Alexander the Great's army, who was appointed as Satrap or regional governor in 323 BC. After Alexander's death, Ptolemy declared himself King of Egypt, later adding the name Soter (saviour), a classic piece of propaganda. Every male ruler from the Ptolemy line used the same name, Ptolemy, and there were at least fifteen of them. Their queen's showed slightly more variety in their names, mainly being Cleopatra, Arsinoe, or Berenice. They were often married to their brothers, which may have been a more ancient Egyptian tradition.
For more information on Egyptian history and coinage please see our history page.
Denomination = Face Value of Coin
Diameter = Diameter in millimetres
Fineness = Proportion of silver
Weight = Total weight in grams
Silver Content = Actual fine silver content in troy ounces.
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|Date||Denom||Description||Mintage||Grade||Availability||Price £||Price $||Price €|
|(AH 1327)||20 Qirsh||Unc||Yes||£Ask||$Ask||€Ask|
|1936/37 (AH 1335)||20 Piastres||Unc||Yes||£Ask||$Ask||€Ask|
|1916 (AH 1335)||10 Piastres||2,900,000||Fine||Yes||£15||$25||€19|
|1937 (AH 1356)||5 Piastres||Unc||Yes||£9||$13||€10|
|1982 (AH 1402)||Pound||1000th Anniversary - Al Azhar Mosque||23,000||Unc||Yes||£12||$19||€14|
|1993/1994||Five Pound||Gods of Ancient Egypt||Proof||Yes||See Page||See Page||See Page|
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