ISIS -- Ptolemaic Kingdom, 221 - 204 B.C.

ISIS -- from the Ptolemaic Kingdom in Egypt, under Ptolemy IV Philopator, 221 - 204 B.C.

Isis was an Egyptian goddess, whose worship spread throughout the Greco-Roman world. She was worshiped as the ideal mother, wife, matron of nature and magic. She was the friend of slaves, sinners, artisans, the downtrodden, as well as listening to the prayers of the wealthy, maidens, aristocrats and rulers. Isis is the Goddess of motherhood and fertility.

Bronze obol, Svoronos 1154; SNG Copenhagen 240 - 242; Noeske 54; BMC Alexandria p. 79, 9-12 (Ptolemy VI); SGCV II 7848; Weiser -, VF, Alexandria mint, weight 6.487g, maximum diameter 21.7mm, die axis 0o, obverse head of Isis right, wearing grain wreath; reverse PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head right, wings closed, cornucopia across shoulder.

A RARE example of a HOT psychometric coin with a great deal of eye-appeal.

The color of the coin is very much reminiscent of gold, yet it is ancient bronze.

The "feel" of this coin is that it is dedicated to Isis and that somehow it may have been among a number of coins that had been blessed by priests or Priestesses of Isis in the long-distant past.

A very unusual psychometric, with the "heat" centered around the invocation of Isis rather than a local earthbound "story". It is priced according to its psychometric value and extreme rarity in this aspect of its attribution.